8th EEHPS – Pisa, September 8-9, 2022

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The 8th International Workshop on Efficiency in Education, Health and other Public Services (https://efficiency2022.ec.unipi.it/) was the eighth of a series of academic meetings focused on the efficiency analysis of education institutions and other public sectors, the previous editions being organized in Greece (Thessaloniki, 2013), United Kingdom (London, 2014 and Huddersfield, 2018), Belgium (Leuven, 2015), Italy (Milan, 2016), Hungary (Budapest, 2017) and Spain (Barcelona, 2019). Suspended because of COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021, in 2022 the Workshop will be again proposed in on-campus, vis-à-vis format.

Evidence-based policy in education and in other fields of the public sector implies the use of sophisticated techniques to assess the performance and efficiency of organizations. The evaluation of national-level reforms and the assessment of specific interventions in education and other public services require accurate approaches and advanced methods. The purpose of the Workshop was to focus on specific challenges around measuring performance in education and other public services sectors. The Workshop grouped together scholars from various disciplines and fields to debate the present and future challenges in education and public sector efficiency, performance measurement, and policy and managerial implications of the on-going research. The Workshop provided an ideal platform for presenting new methods, applications of existing techniques and advances in theoretical and empirical research.

The event was hosted by the Department of Economics and Management, University of Pisa (Polo Piagge, Via Giacomo Matteotti, 11, 56124 Pisa, Italy). A “Best Paper Award” was also granted at the end of the conference to Kristof De Witte, “Impact evaluation in a multi-input multi-output setting: Evidence on the effect of additional resources for schools”.

Keynote speakers

Prof. Andrea Bonaccorsi
(University of Pisa, Italy)

Dr. Gabriela Sicilia
(University of La Laguna, Spain)

Prof. Bruce Hollingsworth
(Lancaster University, UK)

Organizing and Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano
  • Prof. Kristof De Witte, KU Leuven and Maastricht University
  • Dr. Giovanna D’Inverno, University of Pisa
  • Prof. Jill Johnes, University of Huddersfield

Local Organizers

  • Prof. Riccardo Cambini, University of Pisa
  • Prof. Laura Carosi, University of Pisa
  • Dr. Giovanna D’Inverno, University of Pisa