An Overview of the Existing Literature and Its Linkages with the Present Book

  • Arpita Ghose
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


This chapter provides an overview of the existing literature on the technical efficiency of education sector. The concept of output and input oriented measures of technical efficiency is illustrated. After describing the methodology of estimating technical efficiency using different approaches; the nonparametric data envelopment analysis (DEA, the deterministic frontier approach) and stochastic frontier production function, the chapter summarizes different studies of technical efficiency on education sector around the globe on school and higher education along with the relevant studies for the Indian economy. The connection between the existing literature on the technical efficiency of education sector and the book is highlighted.


Data Envelopment Analysis Technical Efficiency Total Factor Productivity Efficiency Score Data Envelopment Analysis Model 
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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