EducationGeneral Economics

Should Colleges Merge?

This is part of a series on the economics of higher education in tough financial times. The other posts in this series, so far, are:Higher Education and Covid-19Why Emergency Cost Cutting in Higher Ed is So DamagingWhy Colleges will not be Replaced By Online Education…
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Higher Education and Covid-19

This post is the first in a short series on economics and higher education. The other posts in the series are available here: Why Emergency Cost-Cutting in Higher Education is so DamagingShould Colleges Merge?Why Colleges will not be Replaced by Online Education The Covid-19 crisis…
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April 27, 2020

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Can Baby Bonds Adress Historic Racial Injustice?

This paper was prepared for the ASE Sessions at the 2021 ASSA annual meetings. Abstract: The injustices that have been visited upon African Americans in the United States have a substantial economic legacy. The wealth gap between African American and White citizens is just one…
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Capitalism, Opportunity, the Welfare State, and Virtue
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Stewardship as an Environmental and Economic Ethic
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Rules of Engagement

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Polarization and the Academy

This post first appeared on CSR's Christ Animated Learning Blog. One of the clearest conclusions we can take away from the 2020 election season is that political and ideological polarization has continued to be one of the most powerful forces in our social life. In…
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Why Is College so Expensive?
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Can Higher Education Be Unbundled?
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Why Colleges will not be Replaced by Online Education

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General Economics

Regulation, Licensing, and Poverty

There is a strong sense, particularly on the left and the populist right, that our market economy in the U.S. is not serving everyone well. The argument goes something like this: Those who have some wealth and good connections find an easy path to education,…
Articles & Essays
Can Baby Bonds Adress Historic Racial Injustice?
Ethics
Capitalism, Opportunity, the Welfare State, and Virtue
Ethics
Stewardship as an Environmental and Economic Ethic