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ERIC Number: EJ721756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
A Stochastic Frontier Analysis of English and Welsh Universities
Stevens, Philip Andrew
Education Economics, v13 n4 p355-374 Dec 2005
With imperfect markets for the services of the higher education sector, it is important to assess the effectiveness of institutions. Previous studies have analysed the costs of universities but few their efficiency. In this paper, we examine the costs and efficiency of English and Welsh universities as suppliers of teaching and research using the method of stochastic frontier analysis on a panel of 80 institutions over four years. We also investigate the impact of staff and student characteristics on inefficiency. Estimates of Efficiency Scores is appended. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)