A Hybrid Approach to Estimating the Efficiency of Public Spending on Education in Emerging and Developing Economies
Francesco Grigoli ()
Applied Economics and Finance, 2015, vol. 2, issue 1, 19-32
The measurement of the efficiency of public education expenditure using parametric and non-parametric methods has proven challenging. This paper seeks to overcome the difficulties of earlier studies by using a hybrid approach to measure the efficiency of secondary education spending in emerging and developing economies. The approach accounts for the impact of the level of development on education outcomes by constructing different efficiency frontiers for lower- and higher-income economies. We find evidence of large potential gains in enrollment rates by improving efficiency. These are largest in lower-income economies, especially in Africa. Reallocating expenditure to reduce student-to-teacher ratios and improving the quality of institutions could help improve the efficiency of education spending. Easing the access to education facilities and reducing income inequality could also help improve efficiency.
Keywords: education expenditure; efficiency; hybrid; developing economies; emerging economies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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