Democracy and Foreign Education

  title={Democracy and Foreign Education},
  author={Ehud Barak and Corazon Aquino and Hamid Karzai and Michelle Bachelet and Antonio Spilimbergo},
Do foreign-educated individuals play a role in fostering democracy in their home countries? Despite the large amount of resources spent on financing foreign education, there is no systematic study on the effects of foreign education on democracy. This paper fills this gap using a dataset on foreign students that includes almost all host and sending countries and spans over 50 years. Numerous policy initiatives and large investment in the United States are based on the notion that foreign… CONTINUE READING
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