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Reversing a Balance Wheel Principle and Changing a Roller Coaster Pattern


  • Orkodashvili, Mariam


The paper discusses funding principles and policies of higher education during the recession period. The role of state appropriations for the viability of public higher education institutions is discussed. State funding affecting institutional behaviour is another issue raised. The paper discusses the possibility of expanding state funding for higher education institutions instead of cutting during economic recession. The examples of Midwestern states is discussed for this purpose. Funding higher education institutions is perceived as an important component of the process of investing in human capital.

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  • Orkodashvili, Mariam, 2008. "Reversing a Balance Wheel Principle and Changing a Roller Coaster Pattern," MPRA Paper 16401, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:16401

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    1. Michael Rizzo & Ronald G. Ehrenberg, 2004. "Resident and Nonresident Tuition and Enrollment at Flagship State Universities," NBER Chapters,in: College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay For It, pages 303-354 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    higher education funding; state appropriations; balance wheel; institutional behaviour; quality; performance funding; human capital;

    JEL classification:

    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values


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