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OECD Economics Department Working Papers

Working papers from the Economics Department of the OECD that cover the full range of the Department’s work including the economic situation, policy analysis and projections; fiscal policy, public expenditure and taxation; and structural issues including ageing, growth and productivity, migration, environment, human capital, housing, trade and investment, labour markets, regulatory reform, competition, health, and other issues.

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Performance Indicators for Public Spending Efficiency in Primary and Secondary Education

This paper assesses the potential to raise public spending efficiency in the primary and secondary education sector. Resource availability per pupil has increased significantly over the past decade in a number of countries; often in attempting to exploit the link between educational attainment and growth. However, available evidence reveals only a weak correlation between increased resource availability and pupil performance. In order to draw cross-country comparisons...

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Keywords: stochastic frontier analysis, public spending, nonparametric methods, data envelopment analysis, education, efficiency
JEL: C14: Mathematical and Quantitative Methods / Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General / Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General; I28: Health, Education, and Welfare / Education and Research Institutions / Education: Government Policy; H52: Public Economics / National Government Expenditures and Related Policies / National Government Expenditures and Education; I22: Health, Education, and Welfare / Education and Research Institutions / Educational Finance; Financial Aid; C21: Mathematical and Quantitative Methods / Single Equation Models; Single Variables / Single Equation Models; Single Variables: Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; H41: Public Economics / Publicly Provided Goods / Public Goods; I21: Health, Education, and Welfare / Education and Research Institutions / Analysis of Education; D24: Microeconomics / Production and Organizations / Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
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