Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18328
Title: What Determines Efficiency in Local Government?: A DEA Analysis of NSW Local Government
Contributor(s): Drew, Joseph (author)orcid ; Kortt, Michael A (author); Dollery, Brian E (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1111/1759-3441.12118
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18328
Abstract: Data envelopment analysis (DEA) has the potential to make strong contributions to the formulation of public policy. In particular, DEA can be used to identify the determinants of efficiency and this information can be used to inform debate around municipal boundary reform and other matters. However, there is a dearth of empirical literature on the accurate and correct specification of DEA. We use conceptual considerations to posit an ideal specification for Australian municipal DEA before estimating a number of models to demonstrate the effect of specification on the identification of determinants. Our evidence suggests that incorrect specification may well produce spurious associations and lead to poor public policymaking.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Economic Papers, 34(4), p. 243-256
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1759-3441
0812-0439
Field of Research (FOR): 160509 Public Administration
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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