The determinants of United Kingdom student visa demand from developing countries

Jena, Farai and Reilly, Barry (2013) The determinants of United Kingdom student visa demand from developing countries. IZA Journal of Labor and Development, 2 (6). pp. 1-22. ISSN 2193-9020 (electronic version)

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This paper analyzes the demand for UK educational services by international students through investigating the demand for student visas to the UK from 89 developing countries covering the period 2001 to 2008. The substantive findings of this research are that bilateral exchange rates matter more than per capita income in the source country in driving the volume of applications. An analysis of the country-specific fixed effects suggests a higher demand for visa applications from Muslim countries, from countries sharing a common language with the UK, and from countries geographically proximate to the UK. Political stability within developing countries and their formal human capital levels are also found to be important factors.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Barry Reilly
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 07:34
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 19:50

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