How efficient is the Italian hospitality sector? A window DEA and truncated-Tobit analysis
|Title||How efficient is the Italian hospitality sector? A window DEA and truncated-Tobit analysis|
|Publication Type||Working Paper|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||JG. Brida, C. Detotto, M. Pulina|
|Keywords||double bootstrap, regional hospitality sector, window dea|
This paper analyses the Italian regional efficiency of the hospitality sector using a data envelopment analysis (DEA), for the time span 2000-2004. Via a window DEA, pure technical efficiency is computed. The Lombardy region presents the best relative performance. Overall Italian regions denote important sources of inefficiency mostly related to their inputs. Via a truncated-Tobit analysis, the rate of utilisation and regional intrinsic features positively are found to affect hospitality efficiency. Nevertheless, empirical evidence does not support spill-over effects amongst Italian regions.