Markets in Higer Education

Rhetoric or Reality?

  • Pedro Teixeira
  • Ben Jongbloed
  • David Dill
  • Alberto Amaral

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pedro Teixeira, Ben Jongbloed, Alberto Amaral, David Dill
    Pages 1-12
  3. David D. Dill, Maarja Soo
    Pages 61-85
  4. Pedro Teixeira, Maria JoãO Rosa, Alberto Amaral
    Pages 291-310
  5. Thierry Chevaillier
    Pages 311-326
  6. David Dill, Pedro Teixeira, Ben Jongbloed, Alberto Amaral
    Pages 327-352
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 353-355

About this book


This volume presents the most comprehensive international discussion of the role of markets in higher education ever published. It reflects on both the political and economic implications of the rising trend towards introducing market elements in higher education. The book draws together many leading international scholars in the economic and policy analysis of higher education to explore different theoretical perspectives and present new empirical evidence on market mechanisms in higher education in several Western countries.

The authors present a dispassionate and ideologically neutral view of the advantages and disadvantages of the introduction of market-mechanisms in higher education and of its effects in terms of access, equity, quality of provision, student learning, research and scholarship, and so on. And they balance the performance of markets in higher education against the alternative of more, or a different kind of, governmental intervention.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pedro Teixeira
    • 1
  • Ben Jongbloed
    • 2
  • David Dill
    • 3
  • Alberto Amaral
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Centre on Higher Education Policies — CIPESUniversidade do PortoPortugal
  2. 2.Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies — CHEPSUniversity of Twentethe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4612-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2835-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0378
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