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Competencia y Resultados Educativos: Teoría y Evidencia para Chile

  • Francisco A. Gallego

This paper presents a theoretical model and empirical estimations to evaluate the effects of competition on school quality. Empirical estimations, using roughly 5,000 Chilean schools in the 1994-1997 period and econometric techniques robust to endogeneity, support the theoretical model and show a positive and relevant effect of competition on the results of public-subsidized schools. The effects are bigger for the fraction of public-subsidized schools that are private, because they have incentives more directly related to academic performance.

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Paper provided by Central Bank of Chile in its series Working Papers Central Bank of Chile with number 150.

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Date of creation: Apr 2002
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Handle: RePEc:chb:bcchwp:150
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