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Efficiency and Productivity Analysis

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Efficiency and productivity analysis group publishes and disseminates applied research addressing the measurement, analysis, and determinants of efficiency and productivity in many areas of economics including both private and public sectors such as manufacturing, health, cultural sector and agriculture. The research applies theory and techniques to the measurement of efficiency and productivity. It also sets forth implications for managerial strategies and public policy to enhance efficiency and productivity 

Members

  • Dr. Marta Zieba
  • Declan Dineen
  • Dr. William Addessi
  • Dr. Rita Buckley
  • Shiovan Ni Luasa (PhD Scholar)
  • Niall Devitt (PhD Scholar)

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba, M. (2018). Technical efficiency in the Italian performing arts companies. Small Business Economics, 51 (3): 609-638. DOI
  • Ni Luasa, S; Dineen, D; Zieba, M. (2018). Technical and scale efficiency in public and private Irish nursing homes - a bootstrap DEA approach. Health Care Management Science, 21 :326-347. DOI
  • Addessi, W. (2014). The Productivity Effect of Permanent and Temporary Labor Contracts in the Italian Manufacturing Sector, Economic Modelling, 36, 666-672. DOI
  • Zieba, M., Newman, C. (2013). Organisational Structure and Managerial Efficiency: A quasi-experimental analysis of German public theatres, Homo Oeconomicus, Volume 29 (4), pp. 497-534. DOI
  • Zieba, M. (2011). An Analysis of Technical Efficiency and Efficiency Factors for Austrian and Swiss Non-Profit Theatres, Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, Volume 147 (2), pp. 233-274. DOI

Chapters in books

  • Buckley, R. (2010). MNE subsidiaries, productivity spillovers and SMEs. In Lenihan H., Andreosso-O’Callaghan, B., Hart M. (Eds.), SMEs in a globalised world. Survival and Growth Strategies on Europe's Geographical Periphery, 135-161, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
 
Working Papers or Under Review

  • Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba M.  Do public funds increase the efficiency of the Italian theatrical firms?
  • Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S., Zieba, M. Determinants of Efficiency in the Irish Nursing Homes – A Double Bootstrap DEA
     

Research in progress


  • Zieba, M., Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S. The role of labour management factors in determining Irish nursing homes efficiency.
  • Devitt, N., Zieba, M., Dineen, D. Estimation of technical efficiency of Irish public hospitals using monthly panel data.
  • Geddes, R., Palcic, D., Reeves, E., Zieba, M. An Analysis of efficiency and efficiency determinants of the US containerports over the period 1997-2016.
 

Other Publications

  • Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba M. (2018). Do public funds increase the efficiency of the Italian theatres? Kemmy Business School Research Bulletin, Issue 51. DOI
  • Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S., Zieba, M. (2018). Determinants of Efficiency in the Irish Nursing Homes – A Double Bootstrap DEA, National Institute of Health Sciences, NIHS Research Bulletin, Vol. 8, Issue 1. DOI
  • Ni Luasa, S., Dineen, D., and Zieba, M. (2016). An Evaluation of Technical Efficiency in the Nursing Home Sector in Ireland, National Institute of Health Sciences, NIHS Research Bulletin, Vol. 7, Issue 3, p.95-96, 2016.
  • Zieba, M. (2013). Evaluación de la eficiencia de las artes escénicas en Alemania, Austria y Suiza mediente métodos paramétricos, in Herrero, L. (Eds.): Simposio Internacional "Evaluación de la Eficiencia de Instituciones Culturales", p. 81-114, ISBN: 978-84-938328-3-4., DOI
  • Zieba, M. (2013). Is theatre efficiency affected by the legal form type? A case study of German public theatres, Tafter Journal, Number 65 (November). DOI
  • Zieba, M., Newman, C. (2007). Understanding the Production in the Performing Arts: A Production Function for German Public Theatres, TEP Working Paper, No. 07/07, June 2007. DOI


Open to the KBS School Events

  • 2018      Zieba, M., Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S. “A Comparison of Semi-Parametric Methods in Determining Nursing Home Technical Efficiency”, Spring Seminar Series, KBS, UL.
  • 2017      Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S., Zieba, M. “Determinants of Efficiency in the Irish Nursing Homes – A Double Bootstrap DEA”, Spring Seminar Series, KBS, UL.


International Seminar Presentations 

  • 2017  Zieba, M., Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S. “Measuring efficiency and efficiency determinants in the Irish nursing home sector – A comparison of non-parametric and parametric methods”, Economics Seminar, University of Calabria (Italy).

Peer-reviewed Conference Presentations

  • .2018  Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba M. “Do public funds increase the efficiency of the Italian theatrical firms? A parametric and a non parametric approach”, The 59th Annual Conference (RSA) of the       Italian Economic Association (SIE), Bologna, October 25-27.
  • 2017  Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba, M. “The impact of public funds on firms’ technical efficiency of the Italian performing arts sector”, 15th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (EWEPA), London.
  • 2017  Zieba, M., Dineen, D., Ni Luasa S. “Technical efficiency in the Irish nursing home sector – A comparison of non-parametric and parametric methods”, 15th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (EWEPA), London
  • 2017 Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba M. “Do public funds increase the efficiency of the Italian theatres?” 8th European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics (EWACE), University of Economics, Krakow.
  • 2016  Zieba, M., Dineen, D., Ni Luasa S. “Determinants of Efficiency in the Nursing Home Sector in Ireland – A Stochastic Frontier Input Distance Function Approach”, European Health Economics Association Conference, University of Hamburg.
  • 2016 Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba, M. “Technical efficiency in the Italian performing arts companies. A panel data approach over the period 2005-2012”, 19th International Conference on Cultural Economics, University of Valladolid (Spain).
  • 2016 Castiglione, C., Infante, D., Zieba, M. “The determinants of technical efficiency in the        performing arts sector. A panel approach on the Italian companies over the period 2005-2012”, SIEPI Workshop, Florence.
  • 2016 Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S., Zieba, M.  “The Determinants of Technical Efficiency in the Nursing Homes Sector in Ireland – a Double Bootstrap DEA Approach”, The 2nd Austrian Health Economics Association (ATHEA) Conference , 19th February 2016, Vienna
  • 2016 Dineen, D., Ni Luasa, S., Zieba, M.  “The Determinants of Technical Efficiency in the Nursing Homes Sector in Ireland – a Double Bootstrap DEA Approach”, The 2nd Austrian Health Economics Association (ATHEA) Conference, 19th February 2016, Vienna
  • 2015  Ni Luasa, S., Zieba, M., Dineen, D. “An Evaluation of Technical Efficiency of the Nursing Home Sector in Ireland”, The 14th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, Helsinki, Finland
  

Sponsored Research

  • SEED Funding 2016 Zieba, M., Castiglione, C., Infante, D., The determinants of Technical Efficiency the Performing Arts Sector. A panel approach on the Italian companies over the period 2005-2012.

International or other external links

  • Dr. Concetta Castiglione, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Prof. Davide Infante, Department of Economics and Statistics and Finance, University of Calabria, Italy.
  • Dr. Ana Rodriguez-Alvarez, Departamento de Economia. Oviedo University, Spain.
  • Prof. Luis César Herrero-Prieto, University of Valladolid, Spain.
  • Lael Buckham, Teagasc, Agriculture and Food Development Policy.