DP7657 Does university quality drive international student flows?
|Author(s):||Linda Van Bouwel, Reinhilde Veugelers|
|Publication Date:||January 2010|
|Keyword(s):||higher education, international student mobility, quality indicators, university rankings|
|JEL(s):||F22, I23, J61|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=7657|
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.