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Public sector decentralization and school performance: International evidence

  • Torberg Falch

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    (Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

  • Justina AV Fischer

Using a panel of international student test scores, 1980 – 2000, 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, or decentralization in, educational spending.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology in its series Working Paper Series with number 9508.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 04 Dec 2008
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