Yao Amber Li , John Whalley, Shunming Zhang , Xiliang Zhao, 18 April 2008

Unlike most developing economies, China’s educational policy focuses on upgrading higher education. This column summarises the major transformation occurring in China – including nearly a quintupling in enrolments – and highlights its implications for the global economy.

Dan Ben-David, 14 March 2008

This second column on Israeli academic migration to the United States examines the differences in higher education policies that are driving the brain drain.

Frank Verboven, Stijn Kelchtermans, 08 October 2007

As most governments are still reluctant to raise private contributions through tuition fees, instead they have taken measures to reduce the wide duplication of study programmes across a large number of campuses. The authors of CEPR DP6508 study the welfare and profit effects of dropping duplicated programmes at individual institutions and find that this tends to be socially undesirable, due to limited cost savings and students’ relatively low mobility.

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