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Charles Clotfelter

Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Law, Duke University

Professor Clotfelter is the author of Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity (2017), Big-Time Sports in American Universities (2011), After Brown: The Rise and Retreat of School Desegregation (2004), Buying the Best: Cost Escalation in Elite Higher Education (1996), and Federal Tax Policy and Charitable Giving (1985). He is also coauthor (with Philip Cook) of Selling Hope: State Lotteries in America (1989) and has coauthored or edited five other books pertaining to higher education and the nonprofit sector. He was co-winner of the Gladys M. Kammerer prize, for the best political science publication in the field of U.S. national policy in 2004, for After Brown. In 2015, he was elected to the National Academy of Education.

Professor Clotfelter received a B.A. from Duke University, where he majored in history, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Before coming to Duke, he taught at the University of Maryland. At Duke, he has served as vice provost for academic policy and planning, vice chancellor, vice provost for academic programs, and associate dean of academic programs at the Sanford School of Public Policy.

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Forum 41:

The Growing Inequality of Colleges: How and Why

Charles Clotfelter

Held March 14, 2019

Includes video