Higher education translates into big business
Graduation exam: Spell “matriculation”
Community college students share their thoughts, and district states manage transfers to four-year schools in different ways.
Community-campus partnerships for economic development: community perspectives
Formal collaborations between community groups and academic institutions to promote economic development have increased substantially over the past 10 years. The bulk of research on community-campus partnerships has focused on the experiences of institutions of higher learning and the foundations that have funded the collaborations, leaving a gap in our understanding of community experiences. This report draws on a variety of sources, including first-person interviews and academic literature, to bring out community perspectives on what makes for successful partnerships. The conclusions are ...
The incentive effects of higher education subsidies on student effort
This paper uses a game-theoretic model to analyze the disincentive effects of low-tuition policies on student effort. The model of parent and student responses to tuition subsidies is then calibrated using information from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 and the High School and Beyond Sophomore Cohort: 1980-92. I find that although subsidizing tuition increases enrollment rates, it reduces student effort. This follows from the fact that a high-subsidy, low-tuition policy causes an increase in the percentage of less able and less highly motivated college graduates. ...
How goes the recovery? Challenges for the nation, the region and the Fed
Remarks at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.
The role of universities in economic development
The few, the risky
Should universities invest resources in creating startups to exploit licensed technology?
Can regional colleges make a difference in rural America?
Colleges need to learn about productivity