Competition in Higher Education: A Survey

35 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2020

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Michael Kaganovich

Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Sinan Sarpca

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Xuejuan Su

University of Alabama - Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies; University of Alberta, Department of Economics; University of Alberta, Department of Economics

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

The structure and functioning of the market of higher education in the United States possess distinctive if not puzzling features such as the wide spectrum of institutional arrangements and sources of funding, stark segmentation in levels of selectivity and instructional resources, and high variance in tuition pricing across and within institutions, including price discrimination based on merit and ability to pay. At the same time, many fundamental questions, including what defines the quality of higher education and explains its (growing) cost continue to be debated. The Chapter surveys theoretical analyses addressing this range of issues.

JEL Classification: I210, I220, I230, D400, J240

Suggested Citation

Kaganovich, Michael and Sarpca, Sinan and Su, Xuejuan, Competition in Higher Education: A Survey (2020). CESifo Working Paper No. 8220, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3576298 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3576298

Michael Kaganovich (Contact Author)

Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Economics ( email )

Wylie Hall
Bloomington, IN 47405-6620
United States

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany

Sinan Sarpca

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Xuejuan Su

University of Alabama - Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies ( email )

P.O. Box 870244
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States

University of Alberta, Department of Economics ( email )

8-14 Tory Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4
Canada

University of Alberta, Department of Economics ( email )

8-14 Tory Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4
Canada

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