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.


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.

Dataset DOI: 10.1080/03075070802372901
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Divisions: ASTON EPrints organisational structure > Schools_of_Study > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Mgmt (ABS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cost functions,English,higher education institutions,disaggregation by subject,institution,type,location,quality effects,average incremental costs,Education
Published Date: 2008-10


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