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Tuition fees: User prices and private incentives

George Economides (), Apostolis Philippopoulos and Stelios Sakkas

European Journal of Political Economy, 2017, vol. 48, issue C, 91-103

Abstract: This paper studies the aggregate and distributional implications of introducing tuition fees for public education services into a tax system with income and consumption taxes. The setup is a neoclassical growth model where agents differ in capital holdings. We show that the introduction of tuition fees (a) improves individual incentives to work and/or save and (b) can be both efficient and equitable. The focus is on the role of tuition fees as an extra price and how this affects private incentives.

Keywords: User prices; Tax mix; Efficiency; Equity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H4 H2 D6 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2016.08.008

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