Richard Simper

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Since the Labour government came to power in 1997, it has introduced a regime whereby public services are accountable in respect of best value performance indicators (BVPIs). A recent Public Services Productivity Panel (PSPP) (2000) report has developed a set of criteria whereby the economic analysis of police force efficiency by the Home Office is to be(More)
The relationship between "connectivity" measures such as DTI and the cellular alterations in the cortex that give rise to those connections remains unclear. Cytoarchitectural changes in the planum temporale (PT) suggest impaired layer III feedforward projection neurons in schizophrenia. Altered hemispheric asymmetry of the PT has been reported in patients,(More)
This study advances an entry/exit model to analyse the scale efficiency of UK building societies. We find that there are considerable divergences across building societies in levels of scale efficiency and also in technological change during the sample period 1992-1997. The paper also finds that scale economies and technological change estimates are(More)
The UK has recently proposed to develop a set of criteria whereby the economic analysis of police force efficiency is to be made standard. This follows a strategy of aiming for improvement through managerialism and Best Value Performance Indicators (BVPIs), similar to those implemented by US police forces after the Government Performance and Results Act(More)
In one of the first stand-alone studies covering the whole of the Indonesian banking industry, and utilising a unique dataset provided by the Indonesian central bank, this paper analyses the levels of intermediation-based efficiency obtaining during the period 2003-2007. Using a new approach (i.e., semi-oriented radial measure Data Envelopment Analysis, or(More)
AIM To undertake a review of cases from one dental advisory practice in England over a period of 5.5 years to provide a profile of the type of work undertaken. DESIGN AND SETTING Compensation claims for dental negligence seen at one dental advisory practice between 1991 and 1996. METHODS 437 claims were reviewed for: the nature of the complaint;(More) 0377-2217/ 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. ⇑ Corresponding author. Address: Tweekerkenstraat 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium. Tel.: +32 9 264 35 03. E-mail addresses: (N. Rogge), richard.simper@ (R. Simper), (M. Verschelde),