No. 4/2008: PUBLIC SECTOR DECENTRALIZATION AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE: INTERNATIONAL EVIDENCE. Torberg Falch and Justina A.V. Fischer)

Abstract:
Using a panel of international student test scores, 1980 2000, panel fixed effects estimates suggest that government spending decentralization is conducive to student performance. The effect does not appear to be mediated through levels of, or decentralization in, educational spending.