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The effects of economic integration on the provision of mandatory education as a redistributive policy

  • DEL REY CANTELI, Elena

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    (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain la Neuve, Belgium)

The aim of this paper is to investigate the implications of increased student mobility on the level of education provided after opening the borders between two similar countries. As a preliminary result, it will be shown that some public provision of mandatory education can be welfare improving when an optimal linear income tax exists. Compared to the autarchic optimal provision level, mandatory education will be underprovided in both countries at the symmetrical Nash equilibrium.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 1998057.

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Date of creation: 01 Oct 1998
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Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:1998057
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