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On Standards of Budget Funding and Adjusting the Fees in State Universities

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  • Tatiana Klyachko

    (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)

  • Sergey Sinelnikov-Murylev

    (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)

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The paper analyzes the implications of the financial regulations implementing a state order (standards of budget financing based on one student) in the higher education system and the use of them to regulate fees in the universities. It is demonstrated that the establishment of standards in the field of budgetary financing (field of study) does not allow to pay attention to differences in historical property complexes, schools, differences in socio-economic position of the Russian Federation where universities are located affecting the wages of faculty in relation to the average for the economy of the region, raises the question of the adequacy of the state accreditation of higher education institutions. Purely economic approach in the allocation of budget funds obscures difficult political decisions on restructuring the higher education network: the elimination of schools that do not meet the requirements for licensing and accreditation of universities, uniting weak with strong ones, opening of new schools on the basis of material liquidation, the implementation of programs to support the weak, but necessary institutions, replacing weak management in universities, etc. Accordingly, the regulation of fees would have a negative economic and social consequences.

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Paper provided by Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy in its series Working Papers with number 0072.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 2013
Date of revision: 2013
Handle: RePEc:gai:wpaper:0072

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Keywords: higher education; standard budget funding; faculty; restructuring universities network;

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