In this talk Dr Bordon studied the consequences of increased competition and geographic differentiation resulting from the deregulation of the college market in Chile and the increase in government scholarships and loans. The study looked at the effects of these changes in market characteristics on the efficiency of the higher education system and the accessibility and quality of colleges. Dr Bordon estimated a sorting model to account for vertical and horizontal dimensions of differentiation and quantify the quality of public and private colleges. This talk will quantify the impact of these expansion policies on the distribution of education quality.
About the speaker
Paola is an Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of the University Alberto Hurtado. Her research fields include economics of education, labor economics, applied econometrics, empirical industrial organization and public policy. She is a research associate of the Millennium Nucleus for Social Development, and adjunct researcher of the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies. Paola has worked at the Ministry of Education and as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Labor of Chile.