Lancaster University, UK
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Lancaster University Management School, UK
Labor market destinations in BRICs, labor market flows, costs and efficiency in educational institutions
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Director, The Work Foundation, 2014–2015
PhD Economics, Lancaster, 1987
“Costs and efficiency of higher education institutions in England: A DEA analysis.” Journal of the Operational Research Society 62 (2010): 1282–1297 (with E. Thanassoulis, M. Kortelainen, and J. Johnes).
“Higher education institutions' costs and efficiency: Taking the decomposition a further step.” Economics of Education Review 28:1 (2009): 107–113 (with J. Johnes).
“Stochastic frontier estimation of a CES cost function: The case of higher education in Britain.” Economics of Education Review 21:1 (2002): 63–72 (with H.Izadi, R.Crouchley, and R. Ozcrochi).
“Costs and industrial structure in contemporary British higher education.” Economic Journal 107:442 (1997): 727–737.
“Measuring the research performance of UK economics departments.” Oxford Economic Papers 45:16 (1993): 332–347 (with J. Johnes).
Evaluating the efficiency of public services
Differences in efficiency in public services can offer clues about good practiceGeraint Johnes, October 2015Efficiency 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.MoreLess