Recent Publications


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 Dynarski, 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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Dynarski speaks with Marketplace about student loan debt increase
November 13, 2014

Susan Dynarski spoke with Marketplace Morning Report for a November 13 story discussing new statistics on student loan debt released by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS).

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Education Policy Initiative (EPI) researchers convene at the annual meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) this week in Alburqurque, New Mexico.
November 3, 2014

EPI researchers will present and serve as discussants in several panels spanning K-12 teacher quality, career-technical labor markets, and student loan policy.

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