Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/214938
Authors: 
Cattaneo, Maria
Lergetporer, Philipp
Schwerdt, Guido
Werner, Katharina
Woessmann, Ludger
Wolter, Stefan C.
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 7936
Abstract: 
Do differences in citizens' policy preferences hamper international cooperation in education policy? To gain comparative evidence on public preferences for education spending, we conduct representative experiments with information treatments in Switzerland using identical survey techniques previously used in Germany and the United States. In Switzerland, providing information about actual spending and salary levels reduces support for increased education spending from 54 to 40 percent and for increased teacher salaries from 27 to 19 percent, respectively. The broad patterns of education policy preferences are similar across the three countries when the role of status-quo and information are taken into account.
Subjects: 
policy preferences
cross-country comparison
international cooperation
Switzerland
Germany
United States
education spending
information
survey experiments
JEL: 
H52
I22
D72
D83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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