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In brief: Producing superstars for the economic World Cup

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  • Lant Pritchett
  • Martina Viarengo

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Most countries' education policies make raising average student performance their priority. Yet just as in the football World Cup, the quality of the top performers is the key to competing successfully at the global level. Lant Pritchett and Martina Viarengo explore this challenge in the particular context of policy-making in Mexico.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Performance, LSE in its series CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance with number 310.

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Date of creation: Jul 2010
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Handle: RePEc:cep:cepcnp:310

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Keywords: skills; education policy; Mexico; economic competition;

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  1. Raj Nallari & Breda Griffith & Shahid Yusuf, 2012. "Geography of Growth : Spatial Economics and Competitiveness," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6020, October.

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