Performance evaluation in education under uncertainty: A robust optimisation approach

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Analysing and enhancing education system performance is of importance to local authorities and policy makers because education improves the human capital, which, in turn, leads to economic growth. This study draws on the secondary data to assess the education performance using data envelopment analysis (DEA). However, the reliability of the efficiency measures calculated by DEA is jeopardised if the inputs and outputs are erroneous, which is likely to occur through secondary data collected by government agencies. This study attends to uncertainty through the lens of robust optimisation, which fits into a DEA application. We propose a robust enhanced Russell measure model to consider the extent of inherent uncertainty in the light of uncertain characteristics. We also present a case study in education to demonstrate the applicability and efficacy of the proposed models in practice.
Period15 Jun 2019
Event titleXVI European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis
Event typeConference
Conference number16
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational