The paper assesses the evolution of efficiency of Italian public universities for the period 2000-2010. It aims at investigating whether their levels of efficiency showed sign of convergence, and if the well-known disparity between Northern and Southern regions decreased. For this purpose, we use a refinement of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), namely the DEA window analysis, which allows for measuring efficiency in cross-sectional and time-varying data. We find that the efficiency of most universities registered only marginal changes, in the period, although a notable re-ranking occurred. However, changes in the management of universities, consequential to the reform processes, did not affect the long-run tendencies, such as the persisting difference in performance between North and South.
|Titolo:||The efficiency change of Italian public universities in the new millennium: a non-parametric analysis|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|