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Teorías y algunas experiencias internacionales en el financiamiento de la educación superior: lecciones para Colombia

  • David Bardey


  • Nohora Forero Ramírez


Se analizan diferentes alternativas para la financiación de la educación superior,teniendo en cuenta que la presencia de fallas de mercado -tanto por el lado de lademanda como por el de la oferta- hace de éste un sector muy particular. Las primerasse relacionan con las decisiones privadas en términos de educación de la poblaciónestudiantil, y las segundas con las asimetrías de información que caracterizan el lado dela oferta en el financiamiento de la educación. El documento hace una revisión deliteratura académica y de algunas experiencias internacionales sobre las diferentesfuentes de financiación en este sector, así como sus potenciales efectos sobre ciertasvariables. Así, esta revisión arroja luces sobre las alternativas para el caso Colombiano.********************************************************************************************************This document analyzes different options in higher education funding, through the studyof the market failures -by the demand and the supply side- that make this sector aparticular one. We study some financing sources such as public funding, upfront charges,bank loans, income contingent loans, graduate taxes, among others. Besides, we reviewsome international experiences in higher education funding that could shed some light onthe Colombian case, taking into account the potential effects of different financingsources on efficiency, equity and variables such as consumption.

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Date of creation: 29 May 2008
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