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ERIC Number: EJ799266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Economic Analysis of Transnational Education
Lien, Donald
Education Economics, v16 n2 p149-166 Jun 2008
This paper considers the effects of a branch campus on the individual college education decision and the economic welfare of a developing country. There are a single domestic college and a single branch campus established by a foreign university. A graduate from the branch campus has an opportunity to emigrate and work abroad, earning a higher income, whereas a graduate from the domestic university is not allowed to work abroad. We derive the optimal quality of the branch campus for a profit-seeking operator and a benevolent government, respectively. Economic welfare consideration suggests that a low-quality branch campus is most probably beneficial whereas a high-quality branch campus may cause severe brain drain problems and be harmful to a developing country. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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