The impacts of government policies on the efficiency of Australian universities: A multi-period Data Envelopment Analysis

Sophia Duan, Hepu Deng, Brian Corbett

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Abstract

This paper presents an investigation of the impacts of government policies on the efficiency of Australian universities in 2000-2005 using multi-period Data Envelopment Analysis. It shows that the overall efficiency of Australian Universities maintains at a high level. Furthermore, the investigation reveals that there is a positive relationship between the improvements in teaching efficiency of Australian universities and the introduction of a major government funding policy related to the university teaching performance. A group-based multi-period Data Envelopment Analysis conducted on the performance of universities shows that teaching oriented universities and so-called innovative universities react positively more to the new funding policies than traditionally research intensive universities do. Such findings provide useful insights for the government and universities on how to improve their efficiency in relation to the formulation and development of specific strategies and policies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIS 2008
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages522-527
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780769535081
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security - Suzhou, China, China
Duration: 13 Dec 200817 Dec 2008

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security
CountryChina
Period13/12/0817/12/08

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    Duan, S., Deng, H., & Corbett, B. (2008). The impacts of government policies on the efficiency of Australian universities: A multi-period Data Envelopment Analysis. In CIS 2008 (pp. 522-527). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/CIS.2008.213