International Workshop on Efficiency in Education

5th Workshop on Efficiency in Education

“Efficiency in education and performance measurement in public sector”


Budapest, Hungary

October 19th and 20th, 2017


Organizing and Scientific Committee:

  • Prof. Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano
  • Prof. Maria Conceição Silva Portela, FEG, Católica Porto
  • Prof. Kristof De Witte, KU Leuven and Maastricht University
  • Dr. Dániel Horn, Hungarian Academy of Science and Eötvös University
  • Prof. Geraint Johnes, Lancaster University
  • Prof. Jill Johnes, University of Huddersfield


Local Organizers: Dániel Horn and Anna Lovász, Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Download final program from here

Call for papers

“Value for money” has always been an important objective of public spending, but it became an imperative in recent times characterized by tight public budgets and persistent economic stagnation. Education is an area of substantial public spending in most countries, so that the efficiency of educational institutions’ operations is constantly under the lenses of attentive analytical scrutiny and policy analysis. The academic literature proposes several methods for analysing the efficiency of educational institutions, and for assessing the relationships between the efficiency of public education spending and the effectiveness of interventions and policies. The Workshop is a privileged occasion for presenting new methods, applications of existent techniques, as well as advancements and new directions of theoretical and empirical research.


The Workshop is the fifth of a series of academic meetings focused on efficiency analysis in education, the previous ones being hosted in Greece (Thessaloniki) – 2013, United Kingdom (London) – 2014, Belgium (Leuven) – 2015, and Milan (Italy) in 2016.


The 2017 Workshop, organized within the activities of the H2020 project EdEN (Education Economics Network), explicitly aims at bringing together theoretical and empirical studies which focus on the measurement of efficiency in education, and linking this area of research with the broader topic of measuring the performance of organizations in the public sector.


We are happy to communicate that the three keynote speakers for the conference are:

·      Dr. Carla Haelermans, Maastricht University

·      Dr. Mika Kortelainen, VATT Institute for Economic Research

·      prof. Diego Prior, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


Prospective participants can also propose not only single papers, but also entire sessions, that can share thematic interests or methodological communalities. In this case, please indicate the name of the Chair responsible for organising the session.


Extended abstracts (max 3/4 pages) or full papers must be submitted by email to

by July 3rd, 2017, and notification of acceptance will be sent out by July 10th, 2017.


Best Paper Award

All participants can participate to the “Best Paper Award – 2017 Workshop on Efficiency in Education”, which consists in a financial contribution of € 500. To participate, authors must submit finished papers (abstracts not accepted) by the deadline indicated above (July 3rd, 2017). An ad hoc Committee of three academics will be responsible for the selection of the Award’s winner(s).




The event is hosted by the Center for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, within the new Research Building of Human Sciences (MTA Humán Tudományok Kutatóháza) located at Budapest, Tóth Kálmán u. 4, 1097. Hungary

(see map).



The participation to the Workshop is subjected to the payment of a fee of € 100, which includes the cost of the conference dinner.

Payment information is available via this link. Please fill the request for invoice and send it to the above e-mail address before issuing the payment.


Workshop’s Program

The program will be available in September 2017.

The Workshop will start indicatively around 10 a.m. on October 19th, and will end around 2pm on October 20th.



Prof. dr. Tommaso Agasisti (

Dr. Dániel Horn (

Prof. Dr. Kristof De Witte (



© 2016 EdEN Project

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