Post Tagged with: "Richard Vedder"

Vedder Quoted in WSJ Column, ‘Think College Is Expensive? Wait Until It’s Free’

Dr. Richard Vedder

Jason Riley quotes Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, in a Washington Street Journal column headlined “Think College Is Expensive? Wait Until It’s Free.” …The more college graduates, the better, right? And if the college-educated make our society more prosperous in the long run, what’s wrong with […]

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January 17, 2019 at 8:13 amFaculty in the News In the News

Debtwire Quotes Vedder on Fiscal Health of HBCUs

Dr. Richard Vedder

Debtwire  quotes Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Historically black colleges struggle as more students pursue ‘mainstream’ educations.” Through 1980, enrollment grew at HBCUs, but that has changed as more black students look to “traditional or mainstream” universities, said Richard Vedder, professor […]

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January 8, 2019 at 9:03 amFaculty in the News In the News

Bond Buyer Quotes Vedder on College Stadium Bonds

Dr. Richard Vedder

The Bond Buyer quotes Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Empty feeling at college football stadiums after bond boom.” “We practically have to kidnap kids off the street to get them to the game,” joked Ohio University economics professor Richard Vedder, who […]

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January 8, 2019 at 8:56 amFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Patent Battle: Washington U. in St. Louis 32, University of Wisconsin 0

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “Patent Battle: Washington U. in St. Louis 32, University of Wisconsin 0.” The discovery dimension of higher education mostly involves basic research, but sometimes out of scientific inquiry comes valuable commercial applications. Once most […]

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January 8, 2019 at 8:49 amFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Are University Presidents Paid Too Little or Too Much?

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “Are University Presidents Paid Too Little or Too Much?” Higher education recently has been confronted with falling enrollments, increasing financial uncertainty (as evidenced by credit downgrades by Moody’s and Fitch) and falling public support. […]

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January 4, 2019 at 9:25 amFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Academic Leisure Class: The Underutilization Of College Resources

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, authored a column in Forbes headlined “The Academic Leisure Class: The Underutilization Of College Resources.” Nearly 120 years ago the eccentric sociologist/economist Thorstein Veblen wrote his Theory of the Leisure Class.  A strong case can be made that today, higher education […]

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December 11, 2018 at 11:26 amFaculty in the News In the News

Texas Monitor Quotes Vedder on Small Private Colleges’ Struggle

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, was quoted in a story in the Texas Monitor headlined “Small private colleges are shrinking and struggling.” Some university finance experts say those cutbacks are indicators of problems endangering small colleges around the country. “You can argue that there has […]

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December 11, 2018 at 11:16 amFaculty in the News In the News