Tuition at selective private colleges and universities, including Cornell, has increased much more rapidly than the Consumer Price Index for many years. What factors explain this pattern, and can it continue indefinitely? What actions has Cornell been taking to hold down costs? Is there more that Cornell could or should be doing?

Moderator: Carolyn N. Ainslie, Vice President for Planning and Budget

Panelists:

  • Carolyn N. Ainslie
  • Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics; Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow; Director, Cornell Higher Education Research Institute
  • Robert H. Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics

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