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Forum 7:

Faculty Labor Markets: Structural Challenges and Cyclical Shocks

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Held Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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Sarah Turner is University Professor of Economics and Education at the University of Virginia and a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has written extensively on the economics of higher education, including work on obstacles to college completion, why college completion rates have declined over time, divergence in college outcomes across different types of institutions, and federal financial aid and loan policies. Some of her most recent work speaks directly to the current (and future) financial challenges faced by public universities and their likely effects on student outcomes.