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Optimal educational investment: domestic equity and international competition

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Article number909727
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2012
<mark>Journal</mark>International Scholarly Research Network Economics
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)1-4
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We construct a family of models to analyse the effect on optimal educational investment of (i) society's preferences for equity and (ii) competition between countries. The models provide insights about the impact of a variety of parameters on optimal policy. In particular, we identify a form of 'overeducation' that is new to the literature and provide a counterexample to a common finding in the literature on fiscal federalism.

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Copyright © 2012 Geraint Johnes. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.