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New Paper on Student Loans

Susan Dynarski has just published a new Brookings Economic Studies paper entilted "An Economists's Perspective on Student Loans in the United States." This paper examines the state of the student loans market, the concept of a student debt crisis, cost/benefits of interest subsidies and related policy alternatives, and identifies data gaps that must be addressed in order to craft improved student-loan policies.

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New Resource for Researchers

Contemplating use of National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) data? This working paper by Susan Dynarksi, Steven Hemelt and Joshua Hyman explores the promises and pitfalls of using NSC data to measure a variety of postsecondary outcomes, and provides tips and examples for researchers.

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Slow down, get college ratings right, Dynarski tells White House
September 22, 2014

“The Obama administration seems intent on putting [college] ratings in place in short order,” writes Dynarski in “Why Federal College Ratings Won’t Rein In Tuition,” published in the Sunday, September 21 edition of The New York Times. “Along with many others, I advise slowing down to get it right.”

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“For inspiration in college ratings, look to health care,” says Dynarski
September 16, 2014

“The Obama administration is preparing a system of college ratings that it hopes will improve college quality and hold down tuition by arming consumers with better information,” writes Susan Dynarski in The Upshot, The New York Times’ curated blog on economics, politics, and policy.

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