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Police and the Efficiency of Local Council Partnerships. An Application of DEA
Journal Title: SCIENZE REGIONALI  
Author/s:  Barbara Ermini, Samuele Salvucci 
Year:  2011 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  28 Pg. 35-62 FullText PDF:  432 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SCRE2011-001002
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This paper examines the efficiency of police as provided by Unione di Comuni (UdC). By DEA techniques, it emerges that Comuni in UdC experience higher scale efficiency compared to Comuni not associated while their overall technical efficiency is lower. A simulation of the merge hypothesis suggests that the UdCs have encountered difficulties to harmonize the production technology of the associated Comuni. They probably fail to organize the global resources accruing from intercommunality in the most efficient manner.
Keywords: Data envelopment analysis, intercommunal cooperation, police
Jel Code: C61, H77, L25

Barbara Ermini, Samuele Salvucci, Police and the Efficiency of Local Council Partnerships. An Application of DEA in "SCIENZE REGIONALI " 1/2011, pp. 35-62, DOI:10.3280/SCRE2011-001002

   

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