Democracy and Foreign Education
Antonio Spilimbergo ()
No 5934, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
Do foreign educated individuals play a role in promoting democracy in their home country? Despite the large amount of private and public resources spent on foreign education, there is no systematic evidence that foreign educated individuals foster democracy in their home countries. Using a unique panel dataset on foreign students starting from 1950, I show that indeed foreign-educated individuals promote democracy in their home country, but only if the foreign education is acquired in democratic countries. The results are robust to reverse causality, country-specific omitted variables, and inclusion of a variety of control variables. The results are stronger for small countries.
Keywords: democracy; development; education; institutions; international students (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 D74 H11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu, nep-pbe, nep-pol and nep-soc
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
CEPR Discussion Papers are free to download for our researchers, subscribers and members. If you fall into one of these categories but have trouble downloading our papers, please contact us at email@example.com
Journal Article: Democracy and Foreign Education (2009)
Working Paper: Democracy and Foreign Education (2007)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:5934
Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://www.cepr.org/ ... ers/dp.php?dpno=5934
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
Address: Centre for Economic Policy Research, 77 Bastwick Street, London EC1V 3PZ.
Series data maintained by (). This e-mail address is bad, please contact .