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Incentives and Targets in Hospital Care: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Abstract Interest in linking performance and reward comes despite theoretical analyses which suggest that the public sector may be particularly susceptible to many of the pitfalls of formal incentives.… read more

DP0810 The Performance Metrics Boom and Parliamentary Scrutiny and Evidence

Abstract This paper deals with a series of questions which are posed in relation to performance metrics and the practices of parliamentarians as ‘end-users’ scrutinising and evaluating public policies.… read more

DP0809 A Review of Empirical Research on Politicians’ Behaviour as End-users of Performance Metrics

Introduction This working paper briefly sets out the background to the current project and reviews in detail seven key empirical studies, which examined the behaviour of politicians as ‘end-users’… read more

DP0807 Initial Estimates of the Impact of the New NHS Dental Contract on England and Wales

Abstract Introduction: UK NHS dental services face a number of well documented difficulties and there are concerns that a key reason is the level and structure of the ‘traditional’… read more

DP0803 – This paper is being revised.

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Medical Regulation Poster
Friday, September 19th, 2008

The programme, in conjunction with the General Medical Council, has commissioned a series of projects concerned with medical regulation.  The text below was originally designed for a poster, which you… read more

DP0806 Has Social Care Performance in England Improved? An Analysis of Performance Ratings across Social Services Organisations

Abstract: Performance measurement in the English public sector has been implemented in a top-down manner.  The mechanics of this regime (centralised targets, public reporting of performance data and the… read more

DP0804 Did early utility regulation work? An investigation of British railway regulation prior to the First World War

Abstract: It is commonplace to imagine that state-regulated private provision of utilities is a modern phenomenon. This is not so: Victorian Britain had publicly-regulated privately owned railway companies. Maximum… read more

DP0801 Does Judicial Review Influence the Quality of Local Authority Services?

Abstract: This paper raises some of the key issues that have emerged from our study of the impact of judicial review litigation on the quality of local government services… read more

DP0802 Does public service performance affect top management turnover?

 Abstract: Is the turnover of chief executives and other members of top management teams influenced by the performance of their organizations?  We address this question by analysing a panel… read more

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