Debate: Does Federal Support for Higher Education Make College More Or Less Affordable?
On March 20, 2012, the Janus Forum organized a panel to discuss the influence of federal support for higher education on tuition costs. This panel featured Richard Vedder, Robert Archibald, and Emerson Lynn. Richard Vedder is a Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus and Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity at Ohio University. Vedder’s scholarly work center of economics of education and economic history. Robert Archibald is the Chair of the Economic Department at William and Mary. Archibald has published a plethora of academic papers of higher education economics and co-authored Why Does College Cost So Much? in 2011.