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Öffentliche versus private Finanzierung der Hochschulbildung: Effizienz- und Verteilungsaspekte

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  • Frank Kupferschmidt
  • Berthold U. Wigger

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The aim of the article is twofold. At first, we consider efficiency oriented aspects of public versus private higher education financing. We briefly summarize the market failure debate. We analyse the interplay between uncertainty of the returns of education, individual educational choice and higher education financing. Subsequently, we discuss higher education financing in the presence of distortive taxation and asymmetric information. Then, we consider equity aspects of higher education financing. We review the vast literature providing empirical evidence on the distributional effects and identify possible caveats when it comes to apply the results to the policy debate. We conclude that neither efficiency nor equity arguments provide a convincing rationale for a comprehensive role of the public in higher education financing. We argue in favour of a success-dependent participation of students in the costs of higher education. Copyright Verein für Socialpolitik und Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2006

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  • Frank Kupferschmidt & Berthold U. Wigger, 2006. "Öffentliche versus private Finanzierung der Hochschulbildung: Effizienz- und Verteilungsaspekte," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 7(2), pages 285-307, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:perwir:v:7:y:2006:i:2:p:285-307
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    1. Kemnitz, Alexander, 2005. "Educational Federalism and the Quality Effects of Tuition Fees," Discussion Papers 617, Institut fuer Volkswirtschaftslehre und Statistik, Abteilung fuer Volkswirtschaftslehre.
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    7. Mause Karsten, 2008. "Ist Bildung eine Ware? Ein Klärungsversuch / Is Education a Market Good? An Attempt to Clarify," ORDO. Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, De Gruyter, vol. 59(1), pages 363-380, January.

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