X-efficiency and scale economies in policing: a comparative study using the distribution free approach and DEA
Authors: Drake, Leigh; Simper, Richard
Source: Applied Economics, Volume 34, Number 15, 15 October 2002 , pp. 1859-1870(12)
Abstract: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
Publication date: 2002-10-15