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Return to the Top: The Role of Increasing College Productivity in America's Quest for Global Leadership in Degree Attainment
As America's supply of skilled workers falls behind demand, the country is losing its long-held advantage over competing nations. Many leaders -- most notably President Obama -- have made it a national priority to return ...
Navigating the College Crunch: Need- Based Aid and the Future of Wisconsin Education and Employment
The Wisconsin Idea Forum is a biannual event sponsored by the University of Wisconsin System and hosted by system campuses. This is the second in the program series, which brings University of Wisconsin resources to bear ...
Simplifying the FAFSA through Tax Preparation
The fall 2009 forum, hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) on the University of Wisconsin?Madison campus, will bring together policymakers, practitioners, students, scholars, ...
The (Un)Productivity of American Colleges: From "Cost Disease" to Cost-Effectiveness
We show that the productivity of American colleges and universities in terms of degree production is plummeting. This is partly due to rising costs that economists typically attribute to Baumol's well known "cost disease," ...