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How competition affects schools' performances: Does specification matter?

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  • Agasisti, Tommaso

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I investigate the role of competition in explaining Italian schools' performance through OECD-PISA2006 data. In a baseline model, three competition indicators are included separately; when allowing their presence simultaneously and the interaction terms, a different (and more realistic) story emerges.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 110 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 259-261

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:110:y:2011:i:3:p:259-261

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Keywords: Schools' performance Competition Flexible specification;

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  1. José Manuel Cordero Ferrera & César Manchón López & Mª Ángeles García Valiñas, 2011. "Los resultados educativos españoles en PISA 2009 y sus condicionantes," Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación volume 6, in: Antonio Caparrós Ruiz (ed.), Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 6, edition 1, volume 6, chapter 4, pages 70-87 Asociación de Economía de la Educación.
  2. Tommaso Agasisti, 2013. "Competition Among Italian Junior-Secondary Schools: A Variance-Decomposition Empirical Analysis," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 84(1), pages 17-42, 03.
  3. Y. Emre Akgunduz & Janneke Plantenga, 2013. "Competition for a better future? Effects of competition on child care quality," Working Papers 13-14, Utrecht School of Economics.

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