Journal article

Productivity and Policy in Higher Education

Kenneth Moore, Gwilym Croucher, Hamish Coates

AUSTRALIAN ECONOMIC REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Understanding and improving the performance of public higher education institutions is a matter of growing interest to university and government leaders. To this end, this article surveys dimensions of recent approaches to productivity measurement in higher education, illustrating trends, limitations and developments, and exemplifies these with reference to Australian universities. The article closes by discussing policy considerations that would help augment the design of policy, making comment on the implications for performance-incentivised funding of higher education.