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Transactional Costs in Higher Education in the Context of the Organizational and Institutional Changes

Transactional Costs in Higher Education in the Context of the Organizational and Institutional Changes

Journal of Economic Regulation, , Vol. 9 (no. 3),

The problems of qualitative and quantitative measurement of the transaction costs of actors in the educational process are relevant, since their identification makes it possible to judge the effectiveness of organizational and institutional changes in the sphere of higher education, primarily in reorganized universities. In this article, the main approaches to identifying transaction costs in the education sector are disclosed, their classification is considered. Based on the analysis of modern practices of measuring the transaction sector in business, public procurement and public health services, a methodology for its evaluation for the actors of the educational process was proposed. The solution of the indicated general and particular problems will serve as a complement to the methodology for assessing the effectiveness of ongoing reforms in the sphere of Russian higher education by the example of federal and support universities.


Keywords: transaction costs; original institutionalism; metrics; flagship and federal universities; higher education reforms

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