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The economics of higher education

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What’s on offer?

Each year early career economists at IFS deliver a day of public economics talks, aimed at A-level and undergraduate students who have an interest in economics or might want to pursue a career in public policy research. As part of this year’s Festival of Social Science, we will be live streaming a selection of lectures from the series to anyone who is interested in finding out more about economics. There will be time allowed for Q&A on each topic.

What’s it about?

Why do so many young people decide to go to university? Why do governments subsidise them? Who does and who does not benefit financially from higher education? This lecture will explore these central questions in the economics of higher education in the context of recent IFS research on the financial gains to degrees in the UK.

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These webinars are primarily aimed at final year undergraduates studying economics, but should be useful to anyone interested in the subject.


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