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Borderless Education and Domestic Programs

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  • Donald Lien
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    This paper constructs a theoretical model to evaluate the effects of borderless education on education resource allocation by a public university in a developing country. It is sometimes argued that, with sole emphasis and competence in global knowledge, borderless education will lead to the demise of local knowledge in the developing country. We provide several scenarios to demonstrate this concern is genuine. For example, if graduates from a satellite university established by a transnational organization have opportunities to work abroad and earn higher incomes, then an increase in the wage in the foreign country will lead to a reduction in local knowledge production.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Education Economics.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 297-308

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:edecon:v:14:y:2006:i:3:p:297-308

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    Keywords: Borderless education; resource allocation; brain drain;

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    1. Lien, Da-Hsiang Donald, 1988. "Appropriate scientific research and brain drain : A simple model," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 77-87, July.
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    1. Nil Demet Güngör & Aysit Tansel, 2008. "Brain drain from Turkey: the case of professionals abroad," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 29(4), pages 323-347, July.
    2. Joanna Poyago-Theotoky & Alessandro Tampieri, 2014. "University Competition and Transnational Education: The Choice of Branch Campus," CREA Discussion Paper Series 14-11, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.

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