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Joint Econometrics and Statistics Workshop

The Effect of University Fees on Applications, Attendance and Course Choice: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in the UK

Filipa Sa (Kings College London)

Friday 01 March 2019 12:00 - 13:00

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About this event

Over the past two decades, large changes have been introduced to the level of university fees in the UK, with significant variation across countries. This paper exploits this variation to examine the effect of fees on university applications, attendance and course choice. It finds that applications decrease in response to higher fees with an elasticity of demand of about -0.4. Attendance also decreases. The reduction in applications and attendance is larger for courses with lower salaries and employment rates after graduation, for non-STEM subjects, and for less selective universities.

Econometrics and Statistics seminars are held on Fridays in term time at 12:00-13:00, ONLINE, unless specified otherwise.

Seminar organisers: Dr Tatiana Komarova and Dr Yunxiao Chen.

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This event will take place online.