an empirical analysis Performance-based funding of universities in Germany

Dr. Dieter Dohmen

Performance-based funding of universities in Germany


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Dr. Dieter Dohmen




The paper will provide an overview and statistical analysis of the effects of new public management and performance-based funding in Germany’s higher education system. The analysis is based on a unique data base, especially established to analyse new governance concepts. In this regard, it will analyse the impact of changes in governance concepts and of funding formulas in order to identify the role of different approaches on the distribution of funding across universities and the amount of money certain universities receive. The paper provides evidence that details of the funding formula and the selection and share of indicators are rather important. Furthermore, distribution/allocation of money is rather sensitive towards changes in the formula, e.g. increasing or decreasing the role (shares) of certain indicators.

Veröffentlicht in: José Manuel Cordero Ferrera, Simancas Rodríguez, Asociación de Economía de la Educación (Hrsg.), Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación, vol. 11, Madrid 2016, S. 111-132.