Public sector productivity: Quality adjusting sector-level data on New Zealand schools

Publication type: 
Working paper
Number: 
2017/2
Author: 
Norman Gemmell, Patrick Nolan and Grant Scobie
Publication date: 
01/06/2017
JEL Codes: 
D24, H41, H52, I21, O4

This working paper looks at a range of quality adjusted productivity measures and discusses the benefits and risk of different approaches.

It includes one series that benchmarks the results in the study with similar work in the UK (by the Office for National Statistics).

The focus on the education sector is consistent with the Better Public Services programme and the overall intent to upskill the economy.