17 April 2012The Department for Education has published a report on 'Understanding school financial decisions' today (April 17th).
Simon Burgess, Rebecca Allen, Imran Rasul and Leigh McKenna analyse the degree of variation in expenditure items between schools, and examine how much of that variation is due to their circumstances, and how much reflects specific decisions made by the school. The researchers also consider the potential for improvements in resource utilisation. Although these issues have been addressed before, most of the existing literature focuses on overall school expenditure.
Read the full report 'Understanding school financial decisions' (PDF, 3.14 mB)