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Welfare effects of subsidizing higher education when access and quality are endogenous

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  • Fethke, Gary

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Tuition and product quality are determined in cases where subsidies offset inefficiencies. Lower subsidies imply a tradeoff between access and quality. For all quality levels, social welfare increases in the subsidy whenever tuition exceeds the marginal cost.

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  • Fethke, Gary, 2011. "Welfare effects of subsidizing higher education when access and quality are endogenous," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 112(1), pages 45-48, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:1:p:45-48
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    1. Wei-Bin Zhang, 2016. "Impact of Education Subsidies and Taxation on Wealth and Human Capital Accumulation," Eastern European Business and Economics Journal, Eastern European Business and Economics Studies Centre, vol. 2(3), pages 222-247.

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    Tuition Quality Subsidy Welfare;

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