Episode 44 - The Economics of Higher Education

An increasing number of Americans are losing confidence in the value of higher education. In this episode, Dr. Jason Altmire speaks with economist Dr. Beth Akers about the value of a college degree, the ramifications of student loan forgiveness policies, and the role of data in higher education accountability.

Dr. Akers is a Senior Fellow with the American Enterprise Institute, with a focus on the economics of higher education. The conversation further explores the politics of student loan forgiveness in addition to delving into Dr. Akers’ book Making College Pay: An Economist Explains How to Make a Smart Bet on Higher Education.

Beth Akers