Ioana Marinescu, 20 February 2017

Different degrees have different pays and job opportunities. Ioana Marinescu presents her research on community college students and on helping them make informed decisions about their majors. This video was recorded at the American Economic Association in Chicago in January 2017.

Ian Fillmore, 04 March 2015

Colleges in the US charge high sticker prices but routinely offer discounts to individual students. This column presents research showing that colleges use a student’s federal aid form to learn about willingness-to-pay and to engage in substantial price discrimination in a way that amounts to a tax on income, with the primary effect of increasing tuition revenues. Nevertheless, the price discrimination also results in some redistribution to low-income students as well as a modest increase in student–college match quality.