Educational choices about postsecondary fields of study vary across space and time due to psychological, social and economic motivations. A strand of theliterature has focused on the role of institutional environment. In this vein, this paper emphasizes the link between regionalinstitutions and students’ preferences by pointing out how effective rule of law decreases resources that rent-seekers mayexpropriate, thus reducing incentives to choose careers devoted to protect producers from rent-seeking. The econometric investigation on Italian regions supports this view, finding that institutional quality and rule of law in students’ region of origin are relevant to their choice.
|Titolo:||The rule of law and educational choices. Evidence from Italy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|