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...

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...

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...

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

...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, and wealthier. But...

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....