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The Public-Private University Debate in the Higher Education Sector in Bangladesh


  • Wadood, Syed Naimul


Bangladesh, a developing country, traditionally had had a system of university education which was public in operation. During the early 1990s, in line with other liberalization policies, Bangladesh allowed private initiatives in university education as well. During the last decade and a half, this private university education system has expanded rapidly. The relevant issue in this context, how the University Grants Commission (UGC), the principal regulatory body in this new market, can effectively ensure a quality education for university students, given its' own political economic characteristics? The paper investigates this issue in detail.

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  • Wadood, Syed Naimul, 2006. "The Public-Private University Debate in the Higher Education Sector in Bangladesh," MPRA Paper 10888, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10888

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    Higher Education; Private University; Regulation; Political Economy of Regulation;

    JEL classification:

    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • D02 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • L33 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out
    • H49 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Other


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