Evaluating technical efficiency of human capital formation in the Italian university: evidence from Florence. (English) Zbl 1317.90197

Summary: This paper models the human capital formation in the Italian university and utilizes a measure of technical efficiency to estimate the output-efficiency of human capital formation in the University of Florence, by using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) on a selected set of inputs and Outputs. It uses the Program Evaluation (PE) procedure as well, in an attempt to attribute shares of the variation in efficiency to factors that are beyond the control and factors that are under the control of the graduates and faculties.


90C08 Special problems of linear programming (transportation, multi-index, data envelopment analysis, etc.)
90B50 Management decision making, including multiple objectives
62P30 Applications of statistics in engineering and industry; control charts
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