Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125416
Authors: 
Johnes, Geraint
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 196
Abstract: 
Efficiency is an important consideration for those who manage public services. Costs vary with output and with a variety of other factors. In the case of higher education, for example, factors include quality, student demographics, the scale and scope of the higher education provider, and the size and character of the real estate. But even when taking all these factors into account, costs vary across providers because of differences in efficiency. Such differences offer clues about good practice that can lead to improvements in the system as a whole. The role of efficiency is illustrated by reference to higher education institutions in England.
Subjects: 
efficiency
costs
higher education
JEL: 
C40
D24
H42
H44
I20
I23
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Document Type: 
Article

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