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Public Sector Decentralization and School Performance: International Evidence

  • Torberg Falch

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    (Institutt for Samfunnsøkonomi (Department of Economics), Norges Teknisk- Naturvitenskaplige Universitet (NTNU) (Norwegian University of Science and Technology))

  • Justina A.V. Fischer

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    (University of Hamburg, Institute for Public Finance)

Using a panel of international student test scores 1980 – 2000 (PISA and TIMSS), panel fixed effects estimates suggest that government spending decentralization is conducive to student performance. The effect does not appear to be mediated through levels of educational spending.

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Paper provided by Chair for Economic Policy, University of Hamburg in its series Working Papers with number 031.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Publication status: Published in Hamburg Contemporary Economic Discussions, Issue 31, 2010
Handle: RePEc:hce:wpaper:031
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