Cost Escalation in Elite Higher Education: Lessions from Four Institutions
AbstractThis paper summarizes the principal empirical findings and major arguments contained in Buying the Best: Cost Escalation in Elite Higher Education (Princeton University Press, 1996). Using detailed unpublished data on expenditures, faculty teaching, class size, and other items, the study focuses on expenditure patterns in three universities - Duke, Harvard, and Chicago - and one college, Carleton, over a 15-year period.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Duke University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 97-16.
Date of creation: 1997
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Publication status: Published in JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LITERATURE, Vol. 35, 1997, pages 803-805
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