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ERIC Number: EJ1132859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Towards an Economic Theory of Higher Education
Peston, Maurice
Higher Education Review, v46 n1 p19-30 Aut 2013
This article shows how an economic perspective can be used to frame or reframe fundamental issues in higher education, including many current policy questions, not least the responsiveness of institutions to competition and market forces. It points out the danger that policymakers will not appreciate the possibly perverse consequences of economically ill-informed initiatives. The article first appeared in Summer 1969. "Higher Education Review" periodically looks retrospectively at earlier work which was seminal or prescient and has continuing relevance to current issues in postsecondary education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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