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On the political economy of means-tested education vouchers

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  • Bearse, Peter
  • Glomm, Gerhard
  • Ravikumar, B.

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We use computational experiments to study the impact of means-tested education vouchers on the level and distribution of educational expenditures.
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  • Bearse, Peter & Glomm, Gerhard & Ravikumar, B., 2000. "On the political economy of means-tested education vouchers," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 44(4-6), pages 904-915, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:44:y:2000:i:4-6:p:904-915
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    1. Cardak, Buly A., 2005. "Education Vouchers, Growth, And Income Inequality," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 9(01), pages 98-121, February.
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    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy

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