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The efficiency of Higher Education Institutions in England revisited: comparing alternative measures

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>08/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Tertiary Education and Management
Issue number3
Volume23
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)191-205
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date6/07/16
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Data envelopment analysis has often been used to evaluate efficiency in the context of higher education institutions. Yet there are numerous alternative non-parametric measures of efficiency available. This paper compares efficiency scores obtained for institutions of higher education in England, 2013-14, using three different methods: the original Charnes et al. (1978) method and two slacks-based methods (SBM-Min and SBM-Max) developed by Tone (2001, 2015). The findings suggest that results are highly sensitive to methodology chosen. Hence caution is required in applying the results in any policy context.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Tertiary Education and Management on 06/07/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13583883.2016.1203457