A measurement of the internal efficiency in an Argentine university using the Stochastic Frontiers method

María Ibañez Martín, Silvia Susana Morresi, Fernando Delbianco
Studies of academic efficiency tend to focus on student performance, leaving aside the specific characteristics of the institutions where the students are enrolled. This paper proposes a methodology for evaluating efficiency in higher education institutions, which was applied at the National University of the South, in Argentina. After employing the Stochastic Frontier methodology, we concluded that the efficiency of the production units (university careers) is strongly determined by the students´ profiles and the surrounding conditions.
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