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EC on PHSDr Eric Crampton talks to Paul Henry about Decade of Debt: The Cost of Interest-free Student Loans.

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Watch Stephen Jennings' dinner lecture address - 14 July 2016.

A copy of Stephen's presentation is available here

 

OPINION AND COMMENTARY

We are all familiar with nightmares. They can be terrifying. Our subconscious has an evil knack of drilling into our deepest insecurities. And the images it throws up can be...
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With Britain set to leave the European Union in the next few years, pressure will mount on Germany to keep up its economic-leadership role in Europe. The country appears up...
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2016 is closer to 1240 than you might think. In 1240, Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, established the first ever documented student loan system. Scholars would take an oath to...
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INSIGHTS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Interest-free student loans have been very costly. The billions spent over the past decade subsidising student loans is only part of it.  As we explain in Decade of Debt, the government...
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A penny saved is a penny earned. This should be the motto of regulatory reform. When it comes to regulatory burdens, it is not necessarily the cost of a specific...
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In this age of ‘post-truth politics’ (which, by the way, must be one of the greatest tautologies of all time) I guess all truths can be relative.  North Korea is...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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Just over a decade ago, the government stopped charging interest on student loans. Has it improved tertiary outcomes?


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What is the right size for local government? This is the question that policymakers in New Zealand have been pondering for over 170 years.


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This is the first of three reports examining the performance of New Zealand schools. New Zealand has a mostly well-functioning school system, but there is evidence of stubborn under-performance. 

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