Why Does College Cost So Much?


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Bill Gates -- The authors are good about not pointing fingers but instead talking about how America's labor market affects the cost of college ... This book is a useful introduction to a complex problem. From "The Best Books I read in 2013." gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Best-Books-2013

"[The authors] really know what they're talking about."--Stanley Fish, The New York Times

"A book that should be read by anyone with even a passing interest in the answer"--Brian Rosenberg, president of Macalaster College, writing in The Huffington Post

"Robert Archibald and David Feldman tackle the dominant question facing higher education leaders, state and federal policy makers, families and students, and provide striking and surprising evidence and conclusions on the much-debated question that is the title of their book. In the process of proposing a radically new way of financing college and university education, they present an elegant history of how we got here, the financial problems we currently face, and a possible way out of these dilemmas. This eminently readable book warrants the thoughtful attention of all who care (and worry) about the future of higher education."--David W. Breneman, University Professor and Newton and Rita Meyers Professor in Economics of Education, University of Virginia

"Robert Archibald and David Feldman write calmly and rationally about an issue that too frequently generates sensationalist headlines, as well as poorly reasoned and counterproductive proposals. Whether or not you agree with the details of their ideas for reforming the way we finance higher education, you will learn from their analysis, question your pre-conceived notions, and think more clearly about how our nation can best assure that a quality higher education is affordable for all who are equipped and motivated to benefit from it."--Sandy Baum, Professor Emerita of Economics, Skidmore College

About the Author

Robert B. Archibald is Chancellor Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary. Together with David Feldman, he has published widely on the economics of higher education.

David H. Feldman is Professor of Economics and Public Policy, and Chair of the Department of Economics at the College of William & Mary. He has also been honored by the College with a University Professorship for Teaching Excellence. In 2012, the National Association of State Financial Aid Administrators gave him its Golden Quill award for contributions to the higher education literature. In addition to his work with Robert Archibald on higher education he writes about the international economy.

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