The Consumer Finance Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia hosted a special, daylong symposium on higher education. It provided updates and insights into the financial health and stability of higher institutions as educators of students.
A recording of the event is available to watch here.
This virtual interdisciplinary event brought together higher education leaders, policymakers, academics, regulators, and consumer advocates. They focused on preexisting demographic and fiscal trends in higher education and on the financial challenges faced by institutions and their students because of the COVID-19 crisis.
To view the full agenda, click here.
Download papers discussed at the event:
- "The Lingering Fiscal Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Higher Education" by Robert Kelchen, Dubravka Ritter, and Douglas Webber
- "Zooming to Class?: Experimental Evidence on College Students' Online Learning during COVID-19" by Michael S. Kofoed, Lucas Gebhart, Dallas Gilmore, and Ryan Moschitto
- "Commentary ‒ Making Sense of Higher Education’s Future: An Economics and Operations Perspective" by Patrick T. Harker
Review recent publications on higher education topics from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
- "Federal Student Loan Servicing Accountability and Incentives in Contracts" by Rajeev Darolia and Andrew Sullivan
- "Modern Income-Share Agreements in Postsecondary Education: Features, Theory, Applications" by Dubravka Ritter and Douglas Webber
Visit the Education Finance page for more research.