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In brief: Producing superstars for the economic World Cup


  • Lant Pritchett
  • Martina Viarengo


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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  • Lant Pritchett & Martina Viarengo, 2010. "In brief: Producing superstars for the economic World Cup," CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance 310, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepcnp:310

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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, March.


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