Professor James Taylor

Emeritus

Current Research

The English Baccalaureate: how not to measure school performance

This paper challenges the view that the introduction of the English Baccalaureate will lead to an improvement in educational outcomes in secondary education.

Economics of secondary schooling

The effect of the quasi-market on the performance of secondary schools. Ethnicity, educational outcomes and the transition from school. The impact of the Specialist Schools and Excellence in Cities programmes on secondary school outcomes. Recent papers include:

 Taylor J, 2007, 'The impact of the specialist schools programme on exam results', Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 69 (4)

Bradley, S. and Taylor, J. 2010, ‘Diversity, choice an The impact of the Specialist Schools and Excellence in Cities programmes on secondary school outcomes.d the quasi-market: An empirical analysis of secondary education policy in England’, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 72 (forthcoming)

Measuring the quality of research in HE

An investigation of the 2008 RAE outcomes for Business & Management and Economics & Econometrics. Two working papers based on data from the 2008 RAE are currently available. The first challenges the view that the ABS Journal Quality Guide should replace peer review in the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework. The second investigates the claim that fewer publications (than the current four) would be sufficient for accurate quality judgments to be made in the REF.

 'The Assessment of Research Quality: Peer Review or Metrics?', Lancaster University Management School Working Paper, 2009

 'Peer assessment of research: how many publications per staff? ', Lancaster University Management School Working Paper, 2009

Britain’s wasted resources: time for Plan B?
Taylor, J. 01/2013
Working paper

Funding, school specialisation and test scores: an evaluation of the specialist schools policy using matching models
Bradley, S., Migali, G., Taylor, J. 2013 In: Journal of Human Capital. 7, 1, p. 76-106. 31 p.
Journal article

The English Baccalaureate: how not to measure school performance
Taylor, J. 2011 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

Peer assessment of research: how many publications per staff?
Taylor, J., Walker, I. 2009 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

The Assessment of Research Quality: Peer Review or Metrics?
Taylor, J. 2009 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

The distributional impact of increased school resources: the Specialist Schools Initiative and the Excellence in Cities Programme
Taylor, J., Bradley, S., Migali, G. 2009 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

Diversity, choice and the quasi-market: An empirical analysis of secondary education policy in England
Taylor, J., Bradley, S. 2009 In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 72, 1, p. 1-26. 26 p.
Journal article

Do peers matter? Evidence from student mobility data in England
Bradley, S., Taylor, J. 2007 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

The impact of the specialist schools programme on exam results
Taylor, J. 2007 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

Estimating the impact of the specialist schools programme on secondary school exam results in England
Taylor, J. 2007 In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 69, 4, p. 445-471. 27 p.
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Does secondary school size make a difference? A systematic review
Newman, M., Garrett, Z., Elbourne, D., Bradley, S., Noden, P., Taylor, J., West, A. 2006 In: Educational Research Review. 1, 1, p. 41-60. 20 p.
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The estimated effect of Catholic schooling on educational outcomes using propensity score matching
Bradley, S., Taylor, J., Nguyen, A.N. 2006 In: Bulletin of Economic Research. 58, 4, p. 285-307. 23 p.
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The impact of a business school on regional economic development: a case study
Cox, S.J., Taylor, J. 2006 In: Local Economy. 21, 2, p. 117-135. 19 p.
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An analysis of the value added by secondary schools in England: is the Value Added Indicator of any value?
Taylor, J., Nguyen, A.N. 2006 In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 68, 2, p. 203-224. 22 p.
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Spatial inequalities in economic performance: the key role of human capital
Taylor, J. 2005 In: Local Development and Economic Policy: a European Forum. Milan : Vita e Pensiero ISBN: 8834312147.
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From school to first job: a longitudinal analysis
Nguyen, A.N., Taylor, J. 2005 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

The estimated effect of Catholic schooling on educational outcomes using propensity score matching
Nguyen, A.N., Taylor, J., Bradley, S. 2005 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

Ethnic and gender differences in intergenerational mobility: a study of 26 year olds in the USA
Nguyen, A.N., Haile, G.A., Taylor, J. 2005 In: Scottish Journal of Political Economy. 52, 4, p. 544-564. 21 p.
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Economics of education
Taylor, J., Bradley, S. 2004 In: Scottish Journal of Political Economy. 51, 2, p. 151-266. 116 p.
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Higher education performance indicators: invited comments on the papers by Draper, Gittoes and Bratti et al
Taylor, J., Crouchley, R. 2004 In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - Series A: Statistics in Society. 167, 3, p. 497-499. 3 p.
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The economics of secondary schools
Bradley, S., Taylor, J. 2004 In: International Handbook on the Economics of Education. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 368-414. 47 p. ISBN: 1-84376-119-X.
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Ethnicity educational attainment and the school-to-work transition
Taylor, J., Bradley, S. 2004 In: Manchester School. 72, 3, p. 317-346. 30 p.
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Spatial disparities in economic performance: the key role of human capital
Taylor, J. 2003 In: Italian Journal of Regional Science. 2, 2, p. 5-27. 23 p.
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Post-high school choices: new evidence form a multinomial logit model
Taylor, J., Nguyen, A.N. 2003 In: Journal of Population Economics. 16, 2, p. 287-306. 20 p.
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Job autonomy and job satisfaction: new evidence
Taylor, J., Bradley, S., Nguyen, A.N. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

Relative pay and job satisfaction: some new evidence
Taylor, J., Bradley, S., Nguyen, A.N. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

Transition from school to first job: the influence of educational attainment
Taylor, J., Nguyen, A.N. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

The Report Card on Competition in Schools
Taylor, J., Bradley, S. 2002 London : Adam Smith Institute. ISBN: 1902737326.
Book

The evaluation of UK regional policy: how much progress has been made?
Taylor, J. 2002 In: Regional Policies and Comparative Advantage. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar ISBN: 1-84064-834-1.
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The effect of the quasi-market on the efficiency-equity trade-off in the secondary school sector
Bradley, S., Taylor, J. 2002 In: Bulletin of Economic Research. 54, 3, p. 295-314. 20 p.
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The effect of school size on the exam performance of secondary schools
Bradley, S., Taylor, J. 2001 In: Urban Planning and Management. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 291-324. 34 p. ISBN: 1-84064-219-X.
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Regional Economics and Policy
Armstrong, H.W., Taylor, J. 2000 3rd ed. Oxford : Blackwell. 448 p. ISBN: 0-6312-1657-X.
Book

Regional inequalities: a European perspective 2000
Taylor, J. 2000 In: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies. 6, 3
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Testing for quasi-market forces in secondary education
Taylor, J., Crouchley, R., Millington, J., Bradley, S. 2000 In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 62, p. 357-390. 34 p.
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Resource utilisation and economies of size in secondary schools
Bradley, S., Taylor, J. 2000 In: Bulletin of Economic Research. 52, 1, p. 1-14. 14 p.
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Industrial restructuring and regional policy
Taylor, J., Wren, C. 1999 In: Oxford Economic Papers. 51, 3, p. 487-516. 30 p.
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The Economics of Regional Policy
Armstrong, H.W., Taylor, J. 1999 Cheltenham : Edward Elgar. 544 p. ISBN: 1-84064-008-1.
Book

The effect of school size on exam performance in secondary schools
Bradley, S., Taylor, J. 1998 In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 60, 3, p. 291-324. 34 p.
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UK regional policy: an evaluation
Taylor, J., Wren, C. 1997 In: Regional Studies. 31, p. 835-848. 14 p.
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The research performance of UK universities: a statistical analysis of the results of the 1989 research Selectivity Exercise
Johnes, J., Taylor, J., Francis, B. 1993 In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - Series A: Statistics in Society. 156, 2, p. 271-286. 16 p.
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The 1989 Research Selectivity Exercise: a statistical analysis of differences in research ratings between universities at the cost centre level
Johnes, J., Taylor, J. 01/1992 In: Higher Education Quarterly. 46, 1, p. 67-87. 21 p.
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The citation record of Regional Studies compared to other related journals, 1980-1989
Taylor, J., Johnes, J. 1992 In: Regional Studies. 26, 1, p. 93-97. 5 p.
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Non-completion of a degree course and its effect on the subsequent experience of non-completers in the labour market
Johnes, J., Taylor, J. 1991 In: Studies in Higher Education. 16, 1, p. 73-81. 9 p.
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Undergraduate non-completion rates: a reply
Johnes, J., Taylor, J. 09/1990 In: Higher Education. 19, 3, p. 385-390. 6 p.
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Performance Indicators in Higher Education: UK Universities
Johnes, J., Taylor, J. 1990 Milton Keynes : Open University Press and the Society for Research into Higher Education. 208 p. ISBN: 0335094546.
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Undergraduate non-completion rates: differences between UK universities
Johnes, J., Taylor, J. 1989 In: Higher Education. 18, 2, p. 209-225. 17 p.
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An evaluation of performance indicators based upon the first destination of university graduates
Taylor, J., Johnes, J. 1989 In: Studies in Higher Education. 14, 2, p. 201-217. 17 p.
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The first destination of new graduates: comparisons between universities
Johnes, J., Taylor, J. 1989 In: Applied Economics. 21, 3, p. 357-373. 17 p.
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Degree quality: an investigation into differences between UK universities
Johnes, J., Taylor, J. 09/1987 In: Higher Education. 16, 5, p. 581-602. 21 p.
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Graduates and jobs: an analysis of the Graduate Employment and Training Survey
Johnes, J., Taylor, J. 1987 In: Higher Education Review -London-. 19, p. 55-64. 10 p.
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