The Economics of American higher education

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William E. Becker, Jr., Darrell R. Lewis
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992 - Business & Economics - 349 pages
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This volume addresses topics related to the role of post-secondary education in microeconomic development within the United States. Although several of the chapters are aimed at research/teaching universities, much of what is presented can be generalized to all post-secondary education. The articles in this book summarize the research literature and synthesize what economists and other social scientists have learned about the contribution of higher education to individual and regional growth within society. All contributors to this book have individually made significant contributions to the literature in higher education.

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The Research and Service Missions of the University
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William E. Becker is Professor of Economics at Indiana University, Bloomington, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of South Australia. His more than 100 scholarly publications include three statistics textbooks and six edited volumes on issues in higher education. He is editor of the Journal of Economic Education. In 1987, he received the Henry H. Villard Research Award for his work in education.

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