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Technical efficiency of Swedish district courts: - a stochastic distance function analysis
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to measure Swedish district courts’ technical efficiency for the period between 2000 and 2016 by applying the stochastic distance function approach. Although a very important issue from a policy perspective, a few studies have measured the efficiency of the courts. The narrow literature is also limited to using nonparametric methods, such as the DEA. The stochastic distance function has not been used for this purpose before and hence this is the first study to do so. The estimated mean score of technical efficiency is 93%. However, this study observes that efficiency levels increase throughout the studied period. Large variations between efficiency levels of different courts are also observed. Policy recommendations are to learn from courts with higher efficiency levels.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
Technical efficiency, Stochastic distance function, Courts efficiency
National Category
Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78120OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-78120DiVA, id: diva2:1252616
Educational program
Business Administration and Economics Programme, 240 credits
Presentation
2018-09-12, 11:00 (English)
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Available from: 2018-10-05 Created: 2018-10-02 Last updated: 2018-10-05Bibliographically approved

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