University Competition and Transnational Education: The Choice of Branch Campus
Joanna Poyago-Theotoky and
Alessandro Tampieri ()
The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 2016, vol. 16, issue 2, 739-766
We present a theoretical framework in which an elitist and a non-elitist university in a developed country compete by choosing admission standards and deciding whether or not to open a branch campus in a developing country. Students from a developing country attend university if either a branch campus is opened or, they can afford to move to the developed country. We find that the elitist university is more likely to open a branch campus. This result is reversed if the gain, in terms of prestige, to attend the home campus of the elitist university more than offsets a student’s mobility costs. A rise in the graduate wage increases the incentive for opening a branch campus, although this incentive is stronger for the elitist university.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/bejte.2016.16.iss ... -0052.xml?format=INT (text/html)
For access to full text, subscription to the journal or payment for the individual article is required.
Working Paper: University Competition and Transnational Education: The Choice of Branch Campus (2015)
Working Paper: University Competition and Transnational Education: The Choice of Branch Campus (2014)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bpj:bejtec:v:16:y:2016:i:2:p:739-766:n:9
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics is currently edited by Burkhard C. Schipper
More articles in The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics from De Gruyter
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Peter Golla ().