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The Operation of the Market in Higher Education

  • 14 January 2009
  • 13:00 - 16:30
  • London

All over the world higher education is increasingly being provided on a ‘market’ basis, with more open market entry, fees increasingly approximating to costs, and increased information for students from league tables and the like.  Informed by a paper produced by Professor Roger Brown, following a study tour of the USA, this seminar will consider the benefits and detriments of this approach, and what if any limits there should be on the operation of the market.

The seminar will provide background for the fees review that the Government are committed to undertake during 2009, and for the development of party manifestos for the next General Election.


Professor Roger Brown, Professor of Higher Education at Liverpool Hope University

Professor Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics at the London School of Economics

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