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Higher Education Funding Issues: U.S. / UK Comparison

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  • Orkodashvili, Mariam

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The paper compares and contrasts higher education funding sources and systems in the U.S. and the UK. The issues raised in the paper pertain to the major challenge of academia: finding financial support in times of limited resources and enhanced competition. The issues discussed throughout the paper are: funding and quality assessment of universities; funding and equity of access to post-secondary education; marketization and privatization of universities; funding, autonomy and accountability of higher education institutions.

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  • Orkodashvili, Mariam, 2007. "Higher Education Funding Issues: U.S. / UK Comparison," MPRA Paper 16417, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:16417
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    Keywords

    Funding higher education; scarce resources; marketization and privatization of higher education; quality assessment; equity of access to higher education; university autonomy and accountability.;

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    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis

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