References list

9a: Political economy and public economics of education

Where possible, the list provides abstracts of the entries and links to the publication.
Initial list compiled by: Giorgio Brunello

This reference list contains three parts:

  • Introductory Reading
    Somebody who does not know this literature or wants to get an overview might want to start here.
  • Key References
    Some of the most important references in this literature, which may require some more knowledge of the field.
  • Further Reading
    Organized by date of publication.

Introductory Reading

  1. Gradstein, Mark, Moshe Justman and Volker Meier (2005). The Political Economy of Education. London: MIT Press . Abstract. Link.

Key references

  1. Benabou, Roland (1996). Heterogeneity, Stratification and Growth: Macroeconomic Implications of Community Structures and School Finance. In: American Economic Review 85(2) , 409-415 . Abstract. Link.

  2. De La Croix, David and Matthias Doepke (2009). To Segregate or to Integrate: Education Politics and Democracy. In: Review of Economic Studies 76(2) , 597-628 . Abstract. Link.

  3. Fernandez, Raquel and Richard Rogerson (1995). On the Political Economy of Education Subsidies. In: Review of Economic Studies 62(2) , 249-262 . Abstract. Link.

  4. Glomm, Gerhard and B. Ravikumar (1992). Public versus Private Investment in Human Capital: Endogenous Growth and Income Inequality. In: Journal of Political Economy 100(4) , 813-834 . Abstract. Link.

  5. Glomm, Gerhard, B. Ravikumar and Ioana Shiopu (2011). The Political Economy of Education Funding. In: Hanushek, Eric, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann. Handbook of the Economics of Education. Amsterdam: North-Holland , 615-680 . Abstract. Link.

  6. Stiglitz, Joseph (1974). The Demand for Education in Public and Private School Systems. In: Journal of Public Economics 3(4) , 349-385 . Abstract. Link.

Further reading

  1. Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson, James Robinson and Pierre Yared (2005). From Education to Democracy?. In: American Economic Review 95(2) , 44-49 . Abstract. Link.

  2. Arcalean, Calin and Ioana Schiopu (2016). Inequality, Opting-out and Public Education Funding. In: Social Choice and Welfare 46(4) , 811-837 . Abstract. Link.

  3. Belfield, Clive (2003). Political Preferences and the Privatization of Education: Evidence from the U.K.. In: Education Economics 11(2) , 155-168 . Abstract. Link.

  4. Bertocchi, Graziella and Michael Spagat (2004). The Evolution of Modern Education Systems: Technical vs. General Education, Distributional Conflict, and Growth. In: Journal of Development Economics 73(2) , 559-582 . Abstract. Link.

  5. Blankenau, William and Gabriele Camera (2006). A Simple Economic Theory of Skill Accumulation and Schooling Decisions. In: Review of Economic Dynamics 9(1) , 93-115 . Abstract. Link.

  6. Boldrin, Michele and Ana Montes (2005). The Intergenerational State, Education and Pensions. In: Review of Economic Studies 72(3) , 651-664 . Abstract. Link.

  7. Borck, Rainald and Martin Wimbersky (2014). Political Economics of Higher Education Finance. In: Oxford Economic Papers 66(1) , 115-139 . Abstract. Link.

  8. Bovenberg, Lans and Bas Jacobs (2001). Redistribution and Education Subsidies Are Siamese Twins. CEPR Discussion Paper/3099. Abstract. Link.

  9. Brunner, Eric and Jon Sonstelie (2003). Homeowners, Property Values, and the Political Economy of the School Voucher. In: Journal of Urban Economics 54(2) , 239-257 . Abstract. Link.

  10. Bénabou, Roland (1996). Equity and Efficiency in Human Capital Investment: The Local Connection. In: Review of Economic Studies 63(2) , 237-264 . Abstract. Link.

  11. Chen, Zhiqi and Edwin West (2000). Selective Versus Universal Vouchers: Modeling Median Voter Preferences in Education. In: American Economic Review 90(5) , 1520-1534 . Abstract. Link.

  12. Cohen-Zada, Danny and Moshe Justman (2003). The Political Economy of School Choice: Linking Theory and Evidence. In: Journal of Urban Economics 54(2) , 277-308 . Abstract. Link.

  13. De Fraja, Gianni (2005). Reverse Discrimination and Efficiency in Education. In: International Economic Review 46(3) , 1009-1031 . Abstract. Link.

  14. De Fraja, Gianni (2001). Education Policies: Equity Efficiency and Voting Equilibrium. In: The Economic Journal 111(471) , 104-119 . Abstract. Link.

  15. Del Rey, Elena (2009). Can State University Fees Increase Welfare? A Mixed Oligopoly Approach. In: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 165(4) , 670-683 . Abstract. Link.

  16. Del Rey, Elena (2004). Funding Schools for Greater Equity. In: Regional Science and Urban Economics 34(2) , 203-224 . Abstract. Link.

  17. Del Rey, Elena (2003). Competition among Universities: The Role of Preferences for Research and Government Finance. In: Hacienda Pública Española / Revista de Economía Pública 164(1) , 75-80 . Abstract. Link.

  18. Del Rey, Elena (2001). Teaching versus Research: A Model of State University Competition. In: Journal of Urban Economics 49(2) , 356-373 . Abstract. Link.

  19. Del Rey, Elena (2001). Economic Integration and Public Provision of Education. In: Empirica 28(2) , 203-218 . Abstract. Link.

  20. Del Rey, Elena and María Racionero (2012). Voting On Income-Contingent Loans for Higher Education. In: Economic Record 88(1) , 38-50 . Abstract. Link.

  21. Del Rey, Elena and María Racionero (2010). Financing Schemes for Higher Education. In: European Journal of Political Economy 26(1) , 104-113 . Abstract. Link.

  22. Del Rey, Elena and Miguel-Angel Lopez-Garcia (2013). Optimal Education and Pensions in an Endogenous Growth Model. In: Journal of Economics Theory 148(4) , 1737-1750 . Abstract. Link.

  23. Echenique, Federico, Roland Fryer and Alex Kaufman (2006). Is School Segregation Good or Bad?. In: American Economic Review 96(2) , 265-269 . Link.

  24. Epple, Dennis and Richard Romano (2003). Collective Choice and Voluntary Provision of Public Goods. In: International Economic Review 44(2) , 545-572 . Abstract. Link.

  25. Epple, Dennis and Richard Romano (1996). Ends against the Middle: Determining Public Service Provision When There Are Private Alternatives. In: Journal of Public Economics 62(3) , 297-325 . Abstract. Link.

  26. Falch, Torberg and Jørn Rattsø (1997). Political Economic Determinants of School Spending in Federal States: Theory and Time-Series Evidence. In: European Journal of Political Economy 13(2) , 299-314 . Abstract. Link.

  27. Fershtman, Chaim, Kevin Murphy and Yoram Weiss (1996). Social Status, Education, and Growth. In: Journal of Political Economy 104(1) , 108-132 . Abstract. Link.

  28. Galor, Oded and Omar Moav (2006). Das Human Kapital - A Theory of the Demise of the Class Structure. In: Review of Economic Studies 73(1) , 85-117 . Abstract. Link.

  29. García-Peñalosa, Cecilia and Klaus Wälde (2000). Efficiency and Equity Effects of Subsidies to Higher Education. In: Oxford Economic Papers 52(4) , 702-722 . Abstract. Link.

  30. Glomm, Gerhard and B. Ravikumar (2003). Public Education and Income Inequality. In: European Journal of Political Economy 19(2) , 289-300 . Abstract. Link.

  31. Gokcekus, Omer, Joshua Phillips and Edward Tower (2004). School Choice: Money, Race, and Congressional Voting on Vouchers. In: Public Choice 119(1-2) , 241-254 . Abstract. Link.

  32. Gradstein, Mark (2004). Voting on Meritocracy. In: European Economic Review 48(4) , 797-803 . Abstract. Link.

  33. Gradstein, Mark (2003). The Political Economy of Public Spending on Education, Inequality, and Growth. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper/3162. Abstract. Link.

  34. Gradstein, Mark and Moshe Justman (1997). Democratic Choice and Education Regime: Implications for Growth and Income Distribution. In: Journal of Economic Growth 2(2) , 169-183 . Abstract. Link.

  35. Gradstein, Mark and Moshe Justman (1996). The Political Economy of Mixed Public and Private Schooling: A Dynamic Analysis. In: International Tax and Public Finance 3(3) , 297-310 . Abstract. Link.

  36. Johnson, George (1984). Subsidies for Higher Education. In: Journal of Labor Economics 12(2) , 303-318 . Abstract. Link.

  37. Machin, Stephen (2008). The New Economics of Education: Methods, Evidence and Policy. In: Journal of Population Economics 21(1) , 1-19 . Abstract. Link.

  38. McMillan, Robert (2005). Competition, Incentives and Public School Productivity. In: Journal of Public Economics 89(5) , 1133-1154 . Abstract. Link.

  39. Meier, Volker and Ioana Schiopu (2015). Optimal Higher Education Enrollment and Productivity Externalities in a two-sector Model. In: Journal of Public Economics 121 , 1-13 . Abstract. Link.

  40. Merzyn, Wolfram and Heinrich Ursprung (2005). Voter Support for Privatizing Education: Evidence on Self-Interest and Ideology. In: European Journal of Political Economy 21(1) , 33-58 . Abstract. Link.

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  42. Poterba, James (1995). Government Intervention in the Market for Education and Health Care: How and Why?. NBER Working Papers/4916. Abstract. Link.

  43. Spilimbergo, Antonio (2009). Democracy and Foreign Education. In: American Economic Review 99(1) , 528-543 . Abstract. Link.

  44. Su, Xuejuan (2004). The Allocation of Public Funds in a Hierarchical Educational System. In: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 28(12) , 2485-2510 . Abstract. Link.

  45. Uchida, Yuki (2017). Education, Social Mobility, and the Mismatch of Talents. In: Economic Theory 65(3) , 575-607 . Abstract. Link.

  46. Wigger, Berthold and Robert von Weizsäcker (2001). Risk, Resources, and Education: Public versus Private Financing of Higher Education. In: IMF Staff Papers 48(3) , 547-560 . Abstract. Link.