EXTENDED REMARKS OF RICHARD K. VEDDER BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS U.S. SENATE, WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION: AN ASSESSMENT AFTER 35 YEARS I wish to do two things. First, I will review the creation of the U.S. Department of Education,
A short podcast published by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity located in Athens, Ohio. Exploring the pros and cons of attending school past high school graduation, this podcast debate is brought to you by CCAP staff members under the direction of Dr. Richard Vedder, Amanda Denhart, Samuel Kissinger, and Maxwell Pristic. Moderated by
UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS WASHINGTON, D.C. MAY 29, 2015 Expanding College Access to Minorities: A Cautionary Note By Richard Vedder Center for College Affordability and Productivity and Ohio University It is conventional wisdom that greater participation in higher education is necessary for socioeconomic advancement and the achievement of the American Dream.
TESTIMONY OF RICHARD VEDDER GENERAL GOVERNMENT SUBCOMMITTEE OHIO SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE COLUMBUS, OHIO APRIL 28, 2015 Good morning. I am Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at the Ohio University, and also serve as an Adjunct Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. I am representing no one but myself. I am
REMARKS MADE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY APRIL 27, 2015 I was a little surprised when David Mitch asked me to speak. After all, like David, I am an economist, and economists suffer from three deficiencies. First, they are often wrong. Second, they are usually very boring. And third, they have a reputation
Dr. Vedder spoke to the Texas Public Policy Foundation on January 7, 2015. The following are his remarks regarding administrative bloat. REMARKS TO THE TEXAS PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE ORIENTATION CONFERENCE AUSTIN, TX, JANUARY 7, 2015 America’s prosperity results from the continual increase in labor productivity. The Labor Department tells us on
Dear Readers, It has been some time since this blog has had activity. Let me explain why. We are undergoing some renovations at CCAP and will be rolling out a new and improved website soon. Therefore we have discontinued posting new blogs to this website for the time being, and are posting to our contributor
Daniel Bennett, a research fellow at CCAP, has a piece in the most recent edition of Career College Central which challenges the conventional “problems” that a profit motive brings to higher education. He discusses the difference between the short term profit: luring a naive student to capture the federal money that comes with it with no
Dr. Vedder will join a panel including Sandra Baum of the Urban institute, President Michael Roth of Wesleyan College, and Graeme Wood of The Atlantic this afternoon on KCRW’s “To the Point” hosted by Warren Olney. The panel will discuss the rising cost of college tuition and what colleges are doing about it. The program will
While we generally do not accept guest infographics, this one is interesting as it highlights the Affordability aspect of higher education that we promote. The underlying data is provided here. Source: Affordable-Online-Colleges.net
Bloomberg ran a chart of the day today tracking the rise of college tuition over the past 35 years. In the discussion section they quote Richard Vedder saying: Some schools are effectively limiting cost increases by bigger tuition discounting, but on the whole college presidents have not adjusted to a fundamental shift in attitudes toward
In a ruling on Friday, August 8th, Federal Judge Claudia Wilken ruled that the NCAA has been violating Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Can players now be payed to play college football and basketball? Sort of.