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Measuring the efficiency of universities: a comparison of multilevel modelling and data envelopment analysis

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Measuring the efficiency of universities: a comparison of multilevel modelling and data envelopment analysis. / Johnes, J.

Lancaster University : The Department of Economics, 2003. (Economics Working Paper Series).

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Johnes, J 2003 'Measuring the efficiency of universities: a comparison of multilevel modelling and data envelopment analysis' Economics Working Paper Series, The Department of Economics, Lancaster University.

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Johnes J. Measuring the efficiency of universities: a comparison of multilevel modelling and data envelopment analysis. Lancaster University: The Department of Economics. 2003. (Economics Working Paper Series).

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Johnes, J. / Measuring the efficiency of universities: a comparison of multilevel modelling and data envelopment analysis. Lancaster University : The Department of Economics, 2003. (Economics Working Paper Series).

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