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Super-Efficiency of Education Institutions: An Application to Economics Departments

Matthias Gnewuch and Klaus Wohlrabe ()

No 7013, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo Group Munich

Abstract: This paper investigates the efficiency of 188 economics departments around the world using data from RePEc. We go beyond the heavily used data envelopment analysis and utilize partial frontier analysis - specifically order-α and order-m - which addresses some of the drawbacks of the standard efficiency frontier analysis and allows for so-called super-efficient departments. We examine the particularities of these approaches and find that the super-efficient departments are not only the “usual suspects”. Furthermore, standard output rankings are not well correlated with our estimated efficiency rankings, which themselves are rather similar.

Keywords: super-efficiency; economics departments; data envelopment analysis; order-α; order-m; free disposal hull; RePEc (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 I23 D61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff and nep-sog
Date: 2018
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