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



    () (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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  • DEL REY CANTELI, Elena, 1998. "The effects of economic integration on the provision of mandatory education as a redistributive policy," CORE Discussion Papers 1998057, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  • Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:1998057

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    Public provision of private goods; education; efficiency; optimal taxation; fiscal competition.;

    JEL classification:

    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods


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