Beth Akers is a fellow in the Brookings Institution's Center on Children and Families and a Fellow at the Brown Center on Education Policy. She is an expert on the economics of education, with a focus on higher education policy.  Akers’s recent writing has been on the topic of higher education finance, including student debt.  She is the coauthor of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt.  She previously held the position of staff economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, where she worked on federal student lending policy as well as other education and labor issues.  Akers received a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from SUNY Albany and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.

Beth Akers is a fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Center on Children and Families and a Fellow at the Brown Center on Education Policy. She is an expert on the economics of education, with a focus on higher education policy.  Akers’s recent writing has been on the topic of higher education finance, including student debt.  She is the coauthor of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt.  She previously held the position of staff economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, where she worked on federal student lending policy as well as other education and labor issues.  Akers received a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from SUNY Albany and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.

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