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School Choice and Accountability

"While typically there are enough public school places overall to meet demand, schools are not equally attractive to parents or equally effective, and so how pupils are assigned to schools matters for education outcomes. School choice is one such assignment mechanism. Defined broadly, school choice is any system in which parents’ preferences over schools are an input to their child’s allocation to school. ..." – By Simon Burgess and Ellen Greaves

A Survey of Econometric Approaches to Convergence Tests of Emissions and Measures of Environmental Quality

"While efforts toward the expansion of renewable energy sources, conservation measures, and advanced technologies that improve energy efficiency proceed in hopes of reducing the growth in greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuels continue to be a primary energy source for many countries. Indeed, the energy mix of countries, level of economic development, economic structure, natural resource endowments, and other considerations contribute at various levels to the generation of greenhouse gas emissions across countries..." – By Junsoo Lee, James E. Payne and Md. Towhidul Islam

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