When a College Dies

...of Antioch College, and what it says about the state of higher education. Peter had some interesting thoughts on the subject, so I asked him to write up the following...

Mark Cuban on the "College Bubble"

...Mark Cuban, who answered reader questions here a while back, compares rising college tuition costs to the housing bubble in a recent blog post.  Here’s his argument: It’s just...

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

...“Does College Still Matter? And Other Freaky Questions Answered”: In our second round of FREAK-quently Asked Questions, Steve Levitt answers some queries from listeners and readers. Our latest...

The President of Harvard Will See You Now Full Transcript

...an example of female power for me that I think had its effects. DUBNER: You once said at a Harvard College Women’s Leadership Awards ceremony that, I’ll quote you, “I...

The Economist's Guide to Parenting: Full Transcript

...  SACERDOTE: I’m Bruce Sacerdote, I’m a professor of economics at Dartmouth College and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Oh, and I teach finance here at Dartmouth, but I’m...

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...

Freakonomics Radio Archive

...the Internet? The online 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...

Freakonomics Goes to College

...agent tells us about the very robust market for fake diplomas. This episode is a compilation of two earlier podcasts: Freakonomics Goes to College Part 1 and Part 2....

The Ten Commandments of The American Religion

...move 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...

A Small Nudge For College Enrollment?

...test-taking and college enrollment: Because the additional cost of taking the exam at a neighboring high school is very small, standard economic models suggest that there should be no effect....