The Consumption Value of Postsecondary Education

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 3:30PM - 5:00PM

G20 Flanner Hall

Location: G20 Flanner Hall

Brian Jacob, an economist and Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, will discuss his paper that quantifies the importance of consumption value considerations to schooling decisions in the context of higher education. He wil examine the implications for the demand-side pressure that colleges face in the market for students. Jacob, also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, previously taught middle school in East Harlem and served as a policy analyst in the New York City Mayor's Office. His research has focused on areas including urban school reform, school choice, and education accountability programs.The talk, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the ISLA-Mellon Seminar Series on K-12 Education Reform.  

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