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The Role of Tuition Fees in Foreign Education: Evidence from Ital
Beine, Michel; Delogu, Marco; Ragot, Lionel
2020In Journal of Economic Geography, 20 (2), p. 571-600
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Keywords :
Foreign Students; Tuition fees; Location choice; University Quality
Abstract :
[en] This paper studies the determinants of international students’ mobility at the uni- versity level, focusing specifically on the role of tuition fees. We derive a gravity model from a Random Utility Maximization model of location choice for international stu- dents in the presence of capacity constraints of the hosting institutions. The last layer of the model is estimated using new data on student migration flows at the university level for Italy. We control for the potential endogeneity of tuition fees through a clas- sical IV approach based on the status of the university. We obtain evidence for a clear and negative effect of fees on international student mobility and confirm the positive impact of the quality of the education. The estimations also support the important role of additional destination-specific variables such as host capacity, the expected return of education and the cost of living in the vicinity of the university.
Disciplines :
International economics
Author, co-author :
Beine, Michel  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA)
Delogu, Marco
Ragot, Lionel
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Title :
The Role of Tuition Fees in Foreign Education: Evidence from Ital
Publication date :
April 2020
Journal title :
Journal of Economic Geography
Publisher :
Oxford University Press, United Kingdom
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Focus Area :
Educational Sciences
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