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Financing Bologna Students' Mobility

  • Marcel Gerard

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    (FuCAm, UCLouvain)

The current system for financing cross-border students, based on the host country, is neither sustainable nor efficient: it produces too little cross-border education. On that background, and motivated as well by a recent decision of the European Court of Justice, we explore two alternative solutions. the first one substitutes to the financing by the host country, a financing by the country of origin, through vouchers that the student may use at home or abroad provided it is in a recognized institution. The second one, potentially an efficient design, combines that substitution with a reimbursement of education costs through interjurisdictional transfers or the change of vouchers into contingent loans

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Paper provided by Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission in its series Taxation Papers with number 26.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2010
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Handle: RePEc:tax:taxpap:0026
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