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On the Efficiency of Italian Universities: A Comment

Carlo D’Ippoliti () and Giulia Zacchia ()
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Carlo D’Ippoliti: Sapienza University of Rome

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Italian Economic Journal: A Continuation of Rivista Italiana degli Economisti and Giornale degli Economisti, 2017, vol. 3, issue 1, 113-123

Abstract: Abstract Inspired by their analysis of universities’ efficiency, Agasisti and Ricca (Ital Econ 2(1):57–89, 2016) on this Journal make a controversial policy proposal on the financing of private universities in Italy. We point out a number of shortcomings in their empirical analysis, interpretation of results and suggestions of policy implications. We show that Agasisti and Ricca’s claims, that universities in the South and public universities are less efficient than private universities and universities in the North, do not rest on solid empirical and conceptual analysis.

Keywords: University; Efficiency; Evaluation; Public funding (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 H52 I23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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