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The relative decline of a Musgrave ‘Merit Good:’ the case of public support of flagship public universities


  • James Koch



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  • James Koch, 2008. "The relative decline of a Musgrave ‘Merit Good:’ the case of public support of flagship public universities," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer;Academy of Economics and Finance, vol. 32(4), pages 368-379, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jecfin:v:32:y:2008:i:4:p:368-379
    DOI: 10.1007/s12197-008-9040-8

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    Merit Good; Externalities; Higher Education; H21; H23; H24;

    JEL classification:

    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies


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