ECON 259, Economics of Higher Education (Winter 2018)


Primary books: Savage Inequalities (Kozol) & College Unbound (Selingo) & Economics of Higher Education (Toutkoushian and Paulsen, available free online)

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Administrative expansion

Need-blind admissions and merit aid



SYNTHESIS GROUP ASSIGNMENT FORM (due by Thursday's (Feb 18) class)

Schedule an introductory meeting: I like to meet with students individually for 10-15 minutes to learn more about you, your goals as a student generally, and your goals as a student in this course. It's very much casual. It's also optional, but I strongly encourage you to participate. To sign up for a slot, click the link to the left and pick a time in the Doodle poll. If none of these slots works for you, send me an email and we can work out an alternative. Meetings are in my office, Willis 215.