Doing More with Less

Making Colleges Work Better

Editors: Hall, Joshua C. (Ed.)

  • Features contributions from prominent economists studying higher education
  • Identifies reforms in higher education that are likely to be successful in cutting costs or improving productivity and those which are detrimental Works within the binding constraint of the existing structure of federal and state financing in higher education
  • Focuses on higher education in the United States but includes applications that will also be of global interest
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This volume contains a collection of papers by economists which examine the various strategies for cutting costs and improving productivity in higher education in the United States. The dramatic increase in the cost of attending most colleges and universities in recent years has led to increasing concerns regarding college affordability. In addition, with nearly 35 percent of full-time college students failing to receive a bachelor’s degree within six years of enrolling in an institution of higher education, the productivity of colleges and universities has also been called into question. Systematic reform of higher education has intensified as a result of the large amount of public and private dollars flowing into it. The chapters in this volume, while recognizing it may be the primary source of the problem, also understand that the political forces behind the subsidization of higher education are unlikely to wane. The contributors examine several areas of possible reform from an economic perspective, including financial aid systems, athletics, and the organization of universities and university systems with an emphasis on identifying the types of reforms that are most likely to result in improvements as well as those that may make things worse. This volume will be of interest to economists, education researchers and policymakers concerned with education reform.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: The American Higher Education Problem

    Vedder, Richard

    Pages 1-11

  • Financial Aid in Theory and Practice

    Gillen, Andrew

    Pages 15-51

  • Price Discrimination and Rising Costs: Is There Any Relationship?

    Randolph, Gregory

    Pages 53-69

  • Cost Inflation in Intercollegiate Athletics: And Some Modest Proposals for Controlling It

    Shughart, William

    Pages 71-93

  • The Academics–Athletics Trade-Off: Universities and Intercollegiate Athletics

    Denhart, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 95-136

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Doing More with Less
Book Subtitle
Making Colleges Work Better
Editors
  • Joshua C. Hall
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5960-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5960-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5959-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9412-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 290
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