Scientific articles

Affiliated researchers regularly publish in peer-reviewed journals. The list below provides an overview of these publications.

Blank, J. L. T. (2018). Frontier Estimation of a Cost Function System Model with Local Least Squares: An Application to Dutch Secondary Education. In W. H. Greene, L. Khalaf, P. Makdissi, R. C. Sickles, M. Veall, & M.-C. Voia (Eds.), Productivity and Inequality (pp. 103–118). Cham: Springer.

Niaounakis, T. K., & Blank, J. L. T. (2017). Inter-municipal cooperation, economies of scale and cost efficiency: an application of stochastic frontier analysis to Dutch municipal tax departments. Local Government Studies, 43(4), 533–554.

Blank, J. L. T., & van Hulst, B. L. (2017). Balancing the health workforce: breaking down overall technical change into factor technical change for labour – an empirical application to the Dutch hospital industry. Human Resources for Health, 15(1), 15.

Blank, J. L. T., van Hulst, B. L., & Valdmanis, V. G. (2016). Concentrating Emergency Rooms: Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish? An Empirical Research on Scale Economies and Chain Economies in Emergency Rooms in Dutch Hospitals. Health Economics. Retrieved from

Blank, J. L. T., & Valdmanis, V. G. (2015). Technology diffusion in hospitals: a log odds random effects regression model. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 30(3), 246–259.

Blank, J. L. T., & van Hulst, B. L. (2015). Optimal administrative scale for planning public services: a social cost model applied to Flemish hospital care. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 30(4), 382–394.

Blank, J. L. T., & Eggink, E. (2014). The impact of policy on hospital productivity: a time series analysis of Dutch hospitals. Health Care Management Science, 17(2), 139–149.

Veeneman, W., Wilschut, J. A., Urlings, T., Blank, J. L. T., & van de Velde, D. (2014). Efficient frontier analysis of Dutch public transport tendering: A first analysis. Research in Transportation Economics, 48(0), 101–108.

Blank, J. L. T. (2013). Maximizing public value for subsidized non-profit firms: a mathematical economic model. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 40(173), 1–11.

Haelermans, C., & Blank, J. (2012). Is a schools performance related to technical change? a study on the relationship between innovations and secondary school productivity. Computers & Education, 59, 884–892.

Blank, J. L. T., van Hulst, B. L., Koot, P. M., & van der Aa, R. (2012). Benchmarking overhead in education: a theoretical and empirical approach. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 19(2), 239–254.

Haelermans, C., De Witte, K., & Blank, J. (2012). On the allocation of resources for secondary schools. Economics of Education Review, 31(5), 575–586.

Blank, J. L. T., & van Hulst, B. L. (2011). Governance and Performance: The Performance of Dutch Hospitals Explained by Governance Characteristics. Journal of Medical Systems, 35(5), 991–999.

Blank, J. L. T., van Hulst, B. L., & Urlings, T. (2011). Does bureaucracy in secondary education increase with time and average school size? A time series and cross sectional analysis. Bildung Und Erziehung, 64(3), 19.

Blank, J. L. T., & Valdmanis, V. G. (2010). Environmental Factors and Productivity on Dutch Hospitals: A Semi-parametric Approach. Health Care Management Science, 13(1), 27–34.

Blank, J. L. T., & van Hulst, B. L. (2010). Net labor productivity change in the Dutch hospital industry. A decomposition of total factor productivity growth into partial productivity changes applied to Dutch hospitals.

Blank, J. L. T. (2009). Non-maximizing output behavior for firms with a cost-constrained technology. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 31(1), 27–32.

Blank, J. L. T., & van Hulst, B. L. (2009). Productive Innovations in Hospitals: An Empirical Research on the Relation between Technology and Productivity in the Dutch Hospital Industry. Health Economics, 18(3), 665–679.

Blank, J. L. T., & Koot, P. M. (2008). Efficiency Measurement: Economic and Institutional Influences on the Efficiency of the Dutch Social Benefits System – An Empirical Application. European Journal of Social Security, 12(4), 21.