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University Funding Systems and their Impact on Research and Teaching: A General Framework
(2005)
  • John Beath, University of St Andrews
  • Joanna Poyago-Theotoky, Loughborough University
  • David Ulph, University of St Andrews
Abstract

This paper addresses the following question: how does a higher education funding system influence the trade-off that universities make between research and teaching? We do so by constructing a general model that allows universities to choose actively the quality of their teaching and research when faced with different funding systems. In particular, we derive the feasible sets that face universities under such systems and show how, as the parameters of the system are varied, the nature of the university system itself changes. The “culture” of the university system thus becomes endogenous. This makes the model useful for the analysis of reforms in funding and also for international comparisons.

Publication Date
2005
Citation Information
John Beath, Joanna Poyago-Theotoky and David Ulph. "University Funding Systems and their Impact on Research and Teaching: A General Framework" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joanna_poyago_theotoky/10/