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Does price matter? Overseas students in UK higher education

Elliott, C F and Soo, K T (2010) Does price matter? Overseas students in UK higher education. Economics of Education Review, 29 (4). pp. 553-565. ISSN 0272-7757

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the determinants of the choice of UK universities by overseas undergraduate applicants. We use data on overseas applicants in Business Studies and Engineering from 2002 to 2007, to 97 UK universities. Estimating using a Hausman–Taylor model to control for the possible correlation between our explanatory variables and unobservable university-level effects, we find that the fees charged may influence the application decision of some students, but that any relationship between levels of fees and applications is non-linear. The quality of education provided is positively and significantly related to the number of applications. Proximity to London and the existing popularity of a university among home applicants, are also significant predictors of university applications.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Economics of Education Review
    Uncontrolled Keywords: UK universities ; Demand estimation ; Overseas students
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
    ID Code: 45266
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:29
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 10 Oct 2014 08:50
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/45266

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