The Regulation of Private Schools Serving Low-Income Families in Hyderabad, India: An Austrian Economic Perspective

6 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2004

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Pauline Dixon

University of Newcastle - School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Abstract

It is the intention of government that private schools in Hyderabad are prevented by regulation from exhibiting the basic manifestations of competitive markets low prices, innovation, good service and so on. However, private schools do, in practice, manifest these features. This paradox is resolved because regulations are not enforced in practice, with the acceptance of bribes by government officials being common. As a result of 'extra-legal' activity, private schools are able to offer a better service to the poor than if regulations had been enforced.

Suggested Citation

Dixon, Pauline, The Regulation of Private Schools Serving Low-Income Families in Hyderabad, India: An Austrian Economic Perspective. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=633413

Pauline Dixon (Contact Author)

University of Newcastle - School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences ( email )

Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

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