Stabilizing Mechanisms in Formula-based Funding of Universities: The Case of Poland


The research is inspired by the decades-long debate on the effectiveness of education and steering of educational systems in Europe and in particular - in Poland. Government funding serves to stabilize the functioning of public universities and to influence them to get compatibility with the educational raison d’etat. In the paper an attempt to measure the effect that government funding has on the educational system and public universities is presented. The focus is set on stabilizing mechanism introduced in formula-based funding, especially the case of Poland. The data from Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland are used to perform simulations which aim at evaluation of influence on stability and universities motivation to move towards strategic goals set by the government.

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Ada Alicja Cierkowska, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Institute of Econometrics, Poland
Tomasz Szapiro, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Institute of Econometrics, Poland

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Conference: ACEID2018
Stream: Economic management of education

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