Papers & Presentations

All documents in pdf format.

Keynote Address

A Higher Calling:  Higher Education's Responsibility to Address America's Needs
William E. Kirwan, Chancellor Emeritus, University System of Maryland and former President, Ohio State University and the University of Maryland, College Park

Session I

Higher Education and Social Mobility: Some Results and Some Questions
Robert B. Archibald, Chancellor Professor of Economics, William & Mary
David H. Feldman, Professor of Economics, William & Mary
Peter N. McHenry, Associate Professor of Economics, William & Mary

Session II

Post-Secondary Stratification within States:  Evidence, Consequences and Opportunities
Sarah Turner, University Professor of Economics and Education and Public Policy, University of Virginia

Session III

Does Federal Financial Aid Facilitate Social Mobility? How Could It Do Better?
Sandy Baum, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of a Federal Risk-Sharing Program
Douglas Webber, Assistant Professor of Economics, Temple University

Session IV

The Impacts of Price and Spending Subsidies on U.S. Postsecondary Attainment
David Deming, Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics, Harvard University

Privatization and the Public Good (paper)
Privatization and the Public Good (presentation)
Matthew T. Lambert, Vice President for University Advancement, William & Mary

Session V

How Geography Shapes Postsecondary Opportunity:  Upward Mobility in Education Deserts
Nicholas Hillman, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Social Mobility:  Can Community Colleges Make a Difference? (paper)
Social Mobility:  Can Community Colleges Make a Difference? (presentation)
Pamela Eddy, Professor of Education, William & Mary
Richard M. Romano, Professor Emeritus, SUNY Broome County