LEC Public Policy Conference on Competition and Consumer Protection in Higher Education


Event Details


Program Description: The traditional model of higher education is coming under increasing challenge from competitive forces, including for-profit education, information technology, and government regulation. At the same time, the costs of higher education continue to rise, student loan default rates are rising, and the quality and relevance of higher education is coming under increasing criticism. This public policy conference focused on issues of competition and consumer protection in higher education, examining the way in which competition and innovation can improve quality and reduce costs as well as the regulatory barriers to competition.

Agenda

The Government’s Role in Higher Education

 

Session 1: The Government’s Role In Higher Education from MasonLEC on Vimeo.

Panel:

Richard K. Vedder

Joshua C. Hall

Jane S. Shaw, Member, Board of Directors, John William Pope Center for Higher Education, Education Policy

Anne D. Neal, President, American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Moderator:

Todd J. Zywicki

 

Challenges to Higher Education Today: Cost and Quality Issues

 

Panel:

Roger E. Meiners, Goolsby-Rosenthal Endowed Chair in Law and Economics, Department of Economics, University of Texas at Arlington

Scott E. Masten, Professor of Business and Economics and Public Policy, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Daniel D. Polsby, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Todd J. Zywicki

Moderator:

Michael E. Debow: Professor of Law, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

Luncheon Address: The Future of Higher Education

 

Speakers:

Richard Bishirjian, President and Professor of Government at Yorktown University

Brian Shull, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission


 

Consumer Protection in Higher Education

 

Speakers:

Michael E. Debow

Jayme S. Lemke, Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director, Academic and Student Programs, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

David A. Hyman, H. Ross and Helen Workman Chiar in Law, and Director, Epstein Program in Health Law and Policy, University of Illinois College of Law

Alexander T. Tabarrok, Bratley J. Madden Chair in Economics, George Mason University

Moderator:

Joshua C. Hall