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Economics of Higher Education: Background, Concepts, and Applications (Hardback)
  • Economics of Higher Education: Background, Concepts, and Applications (Hardback)

Economics of Higher Education: Background, Concepts, and Applications (Hardback)

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Hardback 390 Pages / Published: 29/03/2016
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This book examines the many ways in which economic concepts, theories and models can be used to examine issues in higher education. The topics explored in the book include how students make college-going decisions, the payoffs to students and society from going to college, markets for higher education services, demand and supply in markets for higher education, why and how state and federal governments intervene in higher education markets, college and university revenues and expenditures, how institutions use net-pricing strategies and non-price product-differentiation strategies to pursue their goals and to compete in higher education markets, as well as issues related to faculty labor markets. The book is written for both economists and non-economists who study higher education issues and provides readers with background information and thorough explanations and illustrations of key economic concepts. In addition to reviewing the contributions economists have made to the study of higher education, it also examines recent research in each of the major topical areas. The book is policy-focused and each chapter analyses how contemporary higher education policies affect the behaviour of students, faculty and/or institutions of higher education.

"Toutkoushian and Paulsen attempted a daunting task: to write a book on the economics of higher education for non-economists that is also useful to economists. A book that could be used for reference and as a textbook for higher education classes in economics, finance, and policy. They accomplish this tough balancing act with stunning success in a large volume that will serve as the go-to place for anyone interested in the history and current thinking on the economics of higher education."

William E. Becker, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Economics, Indiana University

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789401775045
Number of pages: 390
Weight: 7273 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 24 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016

"A very useful sourcebook for educational researchers with interest in economics and finance in higher education. The book is systematic and comprehensive in its treatment of the key concepts, principles, and theories and in its coverage of the topics and policy issues. ... book can be a good choice for graduate courses in economics and finance in higher education. It can also be an excellent handbook for faculty and graduate students in the fields of higher education and public policy." (Shouping Hu, The Journal of Higher Education, January, 2017)

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