local government, efficiency, stochastic frontier analysis

Publication date: 22 Jul 2005 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | JEL classification: D20, H40, L32 | NIESR discussion paper number: 259
In this paper we examine the cost and efficiency with which library services are provided by English local authorities using stochastic frontier analysis. We test our results using four commonly used assumptions regarding the distribution of the efficiency scores. We find that costs are higher for...