When a College Dies

...blog post. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. When a College Dies by Peter Temes While many colleges and universities are living through a golden age...

Freakonomics Radio Archive

...universe doesn’t have nearly as many rules, or rulemakers, as the real world. Discuss. 11/14/13 32:58 REBROADCAST: Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 2 College tends to make people happier, healthier,...

Mark Cuban on the "College Bubble"

it can’t happen fast enough. IMHO, the biggest problem the economy has is the enormous student debt new college grads and those leaving college find themselves with. In the past...

New Freakonomics Podcast: Does College Still Matter? And Other FREAK-y Questions Answered

education is necessarily tricky: how do you sort out the effect of education itself when the college-going population is likely very different from the non-college-going population? To that end, Levitt...

How to Get the Best out of College? Bring Your Questions

We recently put out a two-part podcast called “Freakonomics Goes to College” (Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and together as an hour-long special). The main question we tried to...

The Harvard President Will See You Now (Rebroadcast)

...college, Bryn Mawr, and wound up in the Harvard orbit by taking over the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, formerly Radcliffe College, which was the all-female sister college of Harvard....

Freakonomics Goes to College

of going to college, especially during an economy that’s leaving a lot of people un- and underemployed. The data say that college graduates make a lot more money in the...

The Ten Commandments of The American Religion

...so quickly so that demand only goes up. #2 Thou Shalt Go to College. There’s the myth that going to college leads to a better life, or a “promised future.”...

A Small Nudge For College Enrollment?

...proliferation of policies to promote college enrollment through college assessments. Bulman concludes that “the decision to take a college assessment is sensitive to small barriers for a surprisingly large fraction...