Does University Quality Drive International Student Flows?

41 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 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: January 2010

Abstract

We examine whether the (research) quality 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.

Keywords: higher education, international student mobility, quality indicators, university rankings

JEL Classification: F22, I23, J61

Suggested Citation

Van Bouwel, Linda and Veugelers, Reinhilde, Does University Quality Drive International Student Flows? (January 2010). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7657. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1547577

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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