An analysis of costs in institutions of higher education in England

Johnes, Geraint, Johnes, Jill and Thanassoulis, Emmanuel (2008). An analysis of costs in institutions of higher education in England. Studies in Higher Education, 33 (5), pp. 527-549.

Abstract

Cost functions are estimated, using random effects and stochastic frontier methods, for English higher education institutions. The article advances on existing literature by employing finer disaggregation by subject, institution type and location, and by introducing consideration of quality effects. Estimates are provided of average incremental costs attached to each output type, and of returns to scale and scope. Implications for the policy of expansion of higher education are discussed.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03075070802372901
Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management
Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Studies in Higher Education on 10 Oct 2008, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03075070802372901
Uncontrolled Keywords: cost functions,English,higher education institutions,disaggregation by subject,institution,type,location,quality effects,average incremental costs,Education
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Published Date: 2008-10
Authors: Johnes, Geraint
Johnes, Jill
Thanassoulis, Emmanuel ( 0000-0002-3769-5374)

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