Wetenschappelijke artikelen

De onderzoekers van IPSE Studies en aan het instituut geaffilieerde wetenschappers publiceren regelmatig in peer-reviewed journals. Hieronder staat een overzicht van deze publicaties.


Blank, J. L. T., Niaounakis, T. K. & Valdmanis, V. G. (2020). Biased technical change in hospital care and the demand for physicians. Human Resources for Health, 20 August 2020. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-020-00500-z

Blank, J. L. T. (2020). The use of the scaling property in a frontier analysis of a system of equations. An application to Dutch secondary education. Applied Economics, 22 Jun 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2020.1763246

Blank, J. L. T. & Van Heezik A.A. van (2020). Policy reforms and productivity change in the judiciary system: a cost function approach applied to time series of the Dutch judiciary system between 1980 and 2016. Intl. Trans. in Op. Res. 27 (2020) 2002–2020. Issue Online:
14 February 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/itor.12716


Blank, J. L. T. Enserink, B. & Van Heezik A.A. van (2019). Policy Reforms and Productivity Change in the Dutch Drinking Water Industry: A Time Series Analysis 1980–2015. Sustainability as part of the Special Issue Application of Time Series Analyses in Business (online). https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/12/3463

Blank, J. L. T., Niaounakis, T. K. (2019). Managing Size of Public Schools and School Boards: A Multi-Level Cost Approach Applied to Dutch Primary Education. Sustainability. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/23/6662/htm


Blank, J. L. T. (2018). Measuring the performance of local administrative public services. BRQ Business Research Quarterly, (online). http://doi.org/10.1016/J.BRQ.2018.09.001

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. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68678-3_4


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. http://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2017.1322958

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. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-017-0184-5


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 http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/hec.3409


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. http://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.2232

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. http://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.2246


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. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10729-013-9257-8

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. http://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2014.09.037


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. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11123-012-0318-7


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. http://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14635771211224554

Haelermans, C., De Witte, K., & Blank, J. (2012). On the allocation of resources for secondary schools. Economics of Education Review, 31(5), 575–586. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2012.02.007


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. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-010-9437-8

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. http://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10729-009-9104-0

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. http://doi.org/BO0702

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