Rent-Seeking and Ex Post Acceptance of Reforms in Higher Education

Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 177-192, September 2007

Posted: 14 May 2011

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Michael S. Mitsopoulos

Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

Theodore Pelagidis

University of Piraeus; Brookings Institution

Date Written: September 1, 2007

Abstract

Resistance to reduced government intervention in the management of higher education institutions is commonly observed in Continental Europe. We offer a theoretical argument to describe how rent seeking through ex-ante fierce resistance to reform in tertiary education is compatible with a widespread ex-post adoption of reforms which liberate universities from suffocating state control.

Keywords: Rent seeking, higher education, institutional reforms, externalities, time

JEL Classification: I22, I28, K00

Suggested Citation

Mitsopoulos, Michael S. and Pelagidis, Theodore, Rent-Seeking and Ex Post Acceptance of Reforms in Higher Education (September 1, 2007). Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 177-192, September 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1840583

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