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Accountability in higher education: Using evidence to inform regulatory policy

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Paper 1 presentation: "Protection and the Unseen: How the U.S. Department of Education’s Undeveloped Authorities can Protect Students and Promote Equity in Higher Education"

Paper 1 presentation: "Protection and the Unseen: How the U.S. Department of Education’s Undeveloped Authorities can Protect Students and Promote Equity in Higher Education"
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Paper 2 presentation: "Credit Standards in the PLUS Student Loan Program: Examining Access and Equity"
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Paper 2 presentation: "Credit Standards in the PLUS Student Loan Program: Examining Access and Equity"

Paper 3 presentation:"Examining the Feasibility of Empirically Predicting College Closures" & Paper 4 presentation: "Where Have All the GI Bill Dollars Gone?: Veteran Usage and Expenditure of the Post 9/11 GI Bill"
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Paper 3 presentation:"Examining the Feasibility of Empirically Predicting College Closures" & Paper 4 presentation: "Where Have All the GI Bill Dollars Gone?: Veteran Usage and Expenditure of the Post 9/11 GI Bill"

Paper 5 presentation: "Informational Disclosure and College Choice" & Paper 6 presentation: “A framework for accountability in higher education”
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Paper 5 presentation: "Informational Disclosure and College Choice" & Paper 6 presentation: “A framework for accountability in higher education”

On Tuesday, September 8the Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets presented and discussed new research on regulation and accountability in higher education. Forthcoming papers will provide new evidence on topics ranging from predicting college closures, measuring outcomes of GI Bill beneficiaries, assessing the success of post-secondary programs, and helping students make better choices. The discussion examined how to use this evidence to protect the financial aid investments taxpayers make and how to improve the outcomes of students.  

Viewers submitted questions and joined the conversation via Twitter using #HigherEd 

Agenda

Introduction

Paper 1 presentation: "Protection and the Unseen: How the U.S. Department of Education’s Undeveloped Authorities can Protect Students and Promote Equity in Higher Education"

Authors: Daniel A. Zibel and Aaron Ament 

Read the final paper here.

Discussant

James Kvaal

President - The Institute for College Access & Success

Paper 2 presentation: "Credit Standards in the PLUS Student Loan Program: Examining Access and Equity"

Authors: Rajeev Darolia, Stephanie Cellini, Dubravka Ritter

Read the final paper here.

Discussant

Rachel Fishman

Deputy Director for Research, Higher Education - New America

Paper 3 presentation:"Examining the Feasibility of Empirically Predicting College Closures"

Read the final paper here.

Discussant

Adam Looney

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Economic Studies

Executive Director, Marriner S. Eccles Institute, University of Utah

Paper 4 presentation: "Where Have All the GI Bill Dollars Gone?: Veteran Usage and Expenditure of the Post 9/11 GI Bill"

Read the final paper here.

Paper Author

Michael S. Kofoed

Associate Professor of Economics - U.S. Military Academy

Paper 5 presentation: "Informational Disclosure and College Choice"

Authors: Mary Steffel, Nick Ducoff, Walter McHugh, Dennis Kramer 

Read the final paper here.

Paper Author

Mary Steffel

Associate Professor of Marketing - Northeastern University

Discussant

Lindsay Ahlman

Associate Director of Research and Knowledge Management - The Institute for College Access and Success

Paper 6 presentation: “A framework for accountability in higher education”

Authors: Jordan Matsudaira and Lesley J. Turner 

Read the final paper here.

Paper Author

Lesley Turner

Associate Professor of Economics - Vanderbilt University

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