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Gawellek, Bastian; Süssmuth, Bernd; Singh, Daniel (2016): Tuition Fees and Instructional Quality. In: Economics Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 1: 84-+
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Abstract

This study examines the impact of introducing modest tuition fees on perceived instructional quality in a publicly financed system of higher education. Relying on a difference-in-differences strategy and controlling for additional teaching financed from collected fees, we find that the introduction of fees has a significant positive impact on faculty evaluations that is robust and amounts to about one third of an evaluation grade.