The paper considers a two-country model of overlapping generations economies with intergenerational transfers motivated by altruism and investment in human capital. We examine in a non-stationary competitive equilibrium the optimal provision of education with and without capital market integration. First, we explore how regimes of education provision—public, private or mixed—arise and how they affect the dynamics of autarkic economies. Second, we study the effects of capital market integration, in equilibrium, on the optimal provision of education. Third, we show that capital market integration enhances government intervention in the provision of public education (to improve the welfare of its constituents) and consider various solutions to such a competition.

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Keywords altruism, capital market integration, education, growth, human capital
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0165-1889(01)00020-3, hdl.handle.net/1765/12958
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Viaene, J.M.A., & Zilcha, I.. (2002). Public education under capital mobility. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 26(12), 2005–2036. doi:10.1016/S0165-1889(01)00020-3