Fiscal Studies

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Edited By: James Cloyne, Claire Crawford, Thomas Crossley and Eric French

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 67/88 (Business Finance); 228/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1475-5890

Virtual Issues

Higher Education Finance
October 2012

This month saw the introduction of controversial reforms to the way in which higher education (HE) is funded in England. The headline change is an increase in the cap on tuition fees to £9,000 per year and the removal of most direct funding for universities. This virtual issue of Fiscal Studies brings together some of the contributions that Fiscal Studies has made to the literature on HE finance over the last 20 years. It considers how best to finance higher education (Creedy, 1994), as well as the likely financial implications of the recent reforms in England for the taxpayer, universities, students and graduates (Chowdry et al, 2012) and for the balance of funding between universities in England and Scotland (Dearden et al, 2012). It also analyses the impact of tuition subsidies on HE participation using both partial and general equilibrium approaches (Heckman et al, 1999).

This virtual issue is free to download until the end of 2013.

The Distributional Impact of the 2012–13 Higher Education Funding Reforms in England
Haroon Chowdry, Lorraine Dearden, Alissa Goodman, Wenchao Jin

Higher Education Finance in the UK
Lorraine Dearden, Alissa Goodman, Gill Wyness

Financing Higher Education: Public Choice and Social Welfare
John Creedy

Human Capital Formation and General Equilibrium Treatment Effects: A Study of Tax and Tuition Policy
James J. Heckman, Lance Lochner, Christopher Taber