Both costs and returns of higher education have seen marked changes in the last decade and a half. While the average returns to college education have continued to rise, so has the variance in returns, and so have costs of college education. The conference will bring together leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers who will present research findings, and discuss and debate issues around the costs and returns from higher education. How has the growth in college cost and student debt affected consumption, home ownership and access to credit? Does increased access to credit (and hence relaxation of credit constraints) lead to higher collegiate attainment, better labor market returns, and different consumption behavior? How has the growth in college costs and returns affected occupation and career choices? What may be the implications of the changing higher education market (and the changing costs and returns) on labor force participation and quality of the labor force?.
The conference aims to bring together economists, policymakers and practitioners with an interest in higher education economics and policy. Attendance is by invitation only.
This conference is closed to the media.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
13th Floor, Room 13-36
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY
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