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The steering impact of university funding

Project description

The research project deals with the changed higher education financing from a normative and positive perspective. It analyzes which structure of funding (public, private etc.) and which apportionment of financing responsibility harmonizes best with the universities’ goals. This project is government funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research under grant agreement no. 01PW11015.

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Project progress

27.10.2011/01.11.2011  Talk by Prof. Wigger on "A Proposal for Higher Education Financing Reform in Germany" in Brisbane and Canberra
08.02.2012  1st KIT-ZEW-Workshop on the Economics of Science
25.02.2013 Talk by Prof. Wigger on "Does Distance Matter? Tuition Fees and Enrollment of First-Year Students at German Public Universities" in Brisbane
10.04.2013 2nd KIT-ZEW-Workshop on the Economics of Science at ZEW in Mannheim (the program can be found here)
22.08.2013 Talk by Georg-Benedikt Fischer on "Does Distance Matter? Tuition Fees and Enrollment of First-Year Students at German Public Universities" at the Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) in Taormina
05.09.2013

Talk by Georg-Benedikt Fischer on "Does Distance Matter? Tuition Fees and Enrollment of First-Year Students at German Public Universities" at the Annual Conference of the Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS) in Düsseldorf

16.09.2013 Talk by Kerstin Bruckmeier on "Does Distance Matter? Tuition Fees and Enrollment of First-Year Students at German Public Universities" at the IV WORKSHOP ON ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION: Higher Education Financing Policy: Schemes and Effects in Barcelona
14.01.2014 Talk by Nancy Edwards on "The Governance of Knowledge-Intensive Services: A Transaction Cost Approach" and "The Professional Partnership: An Alternative Model for Public University Governance Reform in Germany" at the final conference "Innovation, Leistungsmessung und Anreizsysteme in Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft - Governance wissensintensiver Organisationen" at TU München
15.01.2014 Talk by Georg-Benedikt Fischer on "Fiscal Competition and Higher Education Spending in Germany" at the final conference "Innovation, Leistungsmessung und Anreizsysteme in Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft - Governance wissensintensiver Organisationen" at TU München
07.03.2014 Talk by Nancy Edwards on "The Professional Partnership: An Alternative Model for Public University Governance Reform in Germany" at the workshop "Outcomes in Academia: Leistungsmessung und -steuerung in der Hochschule" at the University of Tübingen
13.06.2014 Talk by Georg-Benedikt Fischer on "Tuition Fees and the Time to Graduation: Findings from a Natural Experiment" at the 1st RWI Research Network Conference on the "Economics of Education" in Berlin

 

Completed working papers

"The professional partnership: An alternative model for university governance reform in Germany" by Nancy Edwards and Berthold U. Wigger

"The Governance of Knowledge-Intensive Services: A Transaction Cost Approach" by Nancy Edwards and Berthold U. Wigger

 

Discussion papers

Kerstin Bruckmeier, Georg-Benedikt Fischer and Berthold U. Wigger (2013), Does Distance Matter? Tuition Fees and Enrollment of First-Year Students at German Public Universities, CESifo – CESifo Working Paper No. 4258

 

Publications

Kerstin Bruckmeier, Georg-Benedikt Fischer and Berthold U. Wigger (2013): The willingness to pay for higher education: Does the type of fee matter?, Applied Economics Letters, 20, 1279-1282

Kerstin Bruckmeier and Berthold U. Wigger (2013): The Effects of Tuition Fees on Transition from High School to University in Germany, Economics of Education Review, 41, 14-23

Kerstin Bruckmeier, Georg-Benedikt Fischer and Berthold U. Wigger (2014): Eliteuniversitäten – Gewinner im Wettbewerb um Studierende?, Wirtschaftsdienst, 94, 125-128

Edwards, N.R. and B.U. Wigger (2015), The Professional Partnership: An Alternative Model for Public University Governance Reform. In: Welpe I.M., J. Wollersheim, S. Ringelhan and M. Osterloh (Eds.), Incentives and Performance - Governance of Research Organizations (325-340). Springer

Kerstin Bruckmeier, Georg-Benedikt Fischer and Berthold U. Wigger (2015): Tuition Fees and the Time to Graduation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 37, 459-471

Kerstin Bruckmeier, Georg-Benedikt Fischer and Berthold U. Wigger (2015): Studiengebühren in Deutschland: Lehren aus einem gescheiterten Experiment, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 16, 289–301

Berthold U. Wigger (2015): Wissensfabriken sind keine Wurstfabriken, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Forschung und Lehre), 22. Juli

Georg-Benedikt Fischer and Berthold U. Wigger (2015): Fiscal Competition and Higher Education Spending in Germany, German Economic Review, soon to be published