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Forum 8:

Opportunity, Meritocracy, and Access to Higher Education

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Held Monday, December 2, 2013

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Caroline Hoxby is the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford University, the Director of the Economics of Education Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. A public and labor economist, Hoxby is one of the world’s leading scholars in the Economics of Education. She is the Principal Investigator of the Expanding College Opportunities project, which has had dramatic effects on low-income high-achievers’ college-going. Some of the other research for which she is best known includes explaining the rising cost of higher education, the effects of school choice and charter schools on student achievement, and the effects of teacher unionization.