Costs, efficiency and economies of scale and scope in the English HE sector

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2016 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Room 802, UCL Institute of Education
Speaker(s):
  • Geraint Johnes, Lancaster University

Overview

Following recent changes to the funding mechanism for higher education, students in England face high tuition costs.

The taxpayer continues to subsidise this education heavily, however ? both through direct contributions and through writing off unpaid loans. Government therefore retains an interest in the efficiency with which higher education is delivered.

I review the literature, and, using data for 2013-14, apply the appropriate frontier methods to model the structure of costs in this diverse sector. In doing so, I uncover information about the returns to scale and scope within the higher education sector, and identify differences in efficiency across institutions.

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