Does University Quality Drive International Student Flows?

40 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2010

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Linda Van Bouwel

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Reinhilde Veugelers

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Department of Applied Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Date Written: September 2009

Abstract

In the context of the Bologna process, we are interested in assessing whether the uality of a country’s higher education system drives macro-flows of foreign tertiary students in Europe. We use various measures on the quality of a country’s higher education system in an extended gravity model. We find that quality has a positive and significant effect on the size and direction of flows of students exchanged between 18 European countries.

Suggested Citation

Van Bouwel, Linda and Veugelers, Reinhilde, Does University Quality Drive International Student Flows? (September 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1538118 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1538118

Linda Van Bouwel (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Reinhilde Veugelers

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Department of Applied Economics ( email )

Leuven, B-3000
Belgium
+32 16 32 6908 (Phone)
+32 16 32 6732 (Fax)

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

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