The efficiency of Mozambique soccer league: the Moçambola

C. P. Barros, Dércio Mandlaze, Scott Tainsky

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ABSTRACT: This paper analyses the technical efficiency of the Mozambique football league from 2008 to 2014 using a Bayesian stochastic frontier model with exponential specification. Covariates include contextual characteristics such as location, identification as a Muslim club, and sporting performance. The results uncover that Mozambique sports clubs display varying efficiency, revealing distinct managerial incentives in the Mozambique football league. Policy implications are derived, including efficiency scores deemed to be acceptable to the league and reconsideration of the rationale for national investment in all league’s clubs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2965-2971
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Economics
Issue number31
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016


  • Mozambique
  • efficiency
  • soccer league
  • stochastic frontier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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