Municipalities as Educational Producers - An Efficiency Approach

  title={Municipalities as Educational Producers - An Efficiency Approach},
  author={Staffan Waldo},
This paper studies efficiency in the provision of public education by local authorities using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). Viewing education as a multilevel production process the models control for differences at other levels. Most important is the students’ socioeconomic backgound and a number of alternative ways of modelling this are proposed. Mean efficiency is estimated to between 0.87 and 0.96. To explain the efficiency we use the estimated scores as dependent variable in a Tobit… CONTINUE READING


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