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|Other Titles: ||A Study of Efficiency of District Courts in Taiwan: A Three-Stage DEA Approach|
Technical Efficiency;Three-Stage Data Envelopment Analysis;Stochastic Frontier Analysis
|Issue Date: ||2014-04-14 17:38:59 (UTC+8)|
Based on the data of Taiwan's district courts during the period of 1997-2006, this paper uses the three-stage DEA to assess technical efficiency of district courts. First, DEA is applied to obtain initial measure of efficiency without taking output quality, district courts' and environmental characteristics into account and, then, SFA is used to investigate and adjust district courts' outputs for the impacts of external variables and statistical noise. Finally, the adjusted data is used to re-evaluate technical efficiency. The empirical results before and after the adjustment all show that the differences among district courts' efficiency mearsures are significant and there exists an ample space for most of them to improve their efficiency. The results of SFA show that, for both civil and criminal cases, the ratio of judges to total employees, the ratio of regular proceeding cases to civil and criminal action cases and the population of jurisdiction have positive impacts on efficiency, while district court's size has a negative influence on efficiency. The affirmed rate and subduing rate have negative influences on efficiency of civil cases, while they have positive impacts on efficiency of criminal cases. Technical efficiency, pure technical efficiency and scale efficiency measures at the stage three are significantly different from those at the stage one. The efficiency of Taiwan's district courts has not been improved although their budgets and numbers of employees have been increased.
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