Call for papers – 6th International Workshop on “Efficiency in Education, Health and other Public Services”


6th International Workshop on

“Efficiency in Education, Health and other Public Services”

Huddersfield, England

September 6th and 7th, 2018

The purpose of the Workshop is to focus on specific challenges around measuring performance in the education, health and other public services sectors. It aims to bring together scholars from various disciplines and fields to debate the present and future challenges in the area of public sector efficiency, performance measurement, and policy and managerial implications of the on-going research. The Workshop provides an ideal platform for presenting new methods, applications of existing techniques, and advances in theoretical and empirical research.

The Workshop is the sixth 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, Milan (Italy) in 2016, and Budapest (Hungary) in 2017. The 2018 workshop explicitly aims to expand the horizon by bringing together theoretical and empirical studies that are not only focused on efficiency analysis in education but also health and other public services, and linking with the broader area of measuring performance within the public sector.

Keynote Speakers: 

We are pleased to confirm that the keynote speakers for the conference are:

Professor William Weber, Southeast Missouri State University, USA

Professor Christopher O’Donnell, University of Queensland, Australia

Dr Jonas Månsson , Linnaeus University, Sweden

Organising and Scientific Committee:

Professor Jill Johnes, University of Huddersfield

Professor Geraint Johnes, Lancaster University

Professor Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano

Professor Kristof De Witte, KU Leuven and Maastricht University

Local Organisers: Professor Jill Johnes and Dr Swati Virmani, Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield


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

by May 18th, 2018, and notification of acceptance will be sent out by June 8th, 2018.

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

Important Dates

May 18th Deadline for abstract submission
June 8th Notification of acceptance
July 15th Deadline for Early bird Registration
August 15th Deadline for Fee payment and Registration
August 20th Full paper submission
September 6th & 7th Workshop


The event is hosted by the Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield.


The conference webpage and further details can be found here


Participation in the Workshop is subject to the payment of a fee of £175 (early bird up to July 15th), which includes the cost of the conference dinner. Payment information and registration is available via this link.

Workshop’s Programme

The programme will be available by the end of July 2018.

The Workshop will start indicatively around 10 am on September 6th, and will end around

3 pm on September 7th.


Dr Swati Virmani (

Professor Jill Johnes (

University of Huddersfield inspiring tomorrow’s professionals.

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