ISSN: 1648 - 4460

International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

  • © Vilnius University, 2002-2010
  • © Brno University of Technology, 2002-2010
  • © University of Latvia, 2002-2010
DEA Method in Examining the Efficiency of Polish Courts
Malgorzata Guzowska, Tomasz Strak

ABSTRACT. The article presents the results of the study on the technical efficiency analysis conducted in Polish provincial courts of law by means of the DEA. The analysis considered the operation of provincial courts in the years of 2006-2008. The aim of the study was not only to find ways of cutting down costs in the system, but also to answer the question if there is a possibility to reduce delays without increasing the input.

The study was divided into three stages: the technical efficiency of the courts in 2006–2008, comparative analysis of the courts operation in 2006 and 2008 and the final stage was devoted to estimating maximum output of individual courts, with the efficiency frontier built on the basis of 2006–2008 observations.

KEYWORDS: DEA method, efficiency, public sector, Polish courts.

JEL classification: C6, H0, K40, P2.

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