X-efficiency and scale economies in policing: a comparative study using the distribution free approach and DEA

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This study uses both parametric and nonparametric techniques to analyse scale economies and relative efficiency levels in policing in England and Wales. Both techniques suggest the presence of significant scale effects in policing and considerable divergence in relative efficiency levels across police forces.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840210126818

Publication date: October 15, 2002

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