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Public sector decentralization and school performance. International evidence

  • Torberg Falch
  • 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 Thurgauer Wirtschaftsinstitut, Universit�t Konstanz in its series TWI Research Paper Series with number 39.

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