Suggested Topics

Below are additional topics of particular interest. The listing is not intended to be exhaustive and is not conceived as placing constraints on the substance or type of research that may be presented at the Symposium.


  • Public financing of education
  • Government financing of universities
  • Financing global public goods
  • Cost and pricing of higher education
  • Right to education: idea and ideology
  • Economic policy in education
  • Adequate financing and education rights
  • National fiscal capacity to fund education
  • Education finance in perspective
  • Student loans and debt
  • Competition and student performance
  • Public choice and education
  • Educational privatization
  • Investment in human capital
  • Financing charter schools
  • Comparative national tax structures
  • Efficient fiscal management
  • Optimal taxation for education
  • Education’s labor market effects
  • Consequences of government debt
  • Special education financing
  • Government austerity and education
  • Methods of education financing in OECD countries
  • Education accountability and student achievement
  • International education finance
  • Economic mobility and education
  • United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF
  • Politics of redistribution policy
  • United Nations Right to Education
  • Ideology of redistribution
  • Inequality of wealth and income
  • Social effects of education
  • Mixed economy and education funding
  • Race and redistribution
  • Economies of education
  • For-profit higher education
  • Public goods and education expenditures
  • Social choices affecting education
  • Child poverty and education funding in OECD countries
  • Political views of redistribution in OECD countries
  • Education as public and private good
  • Legal systems affecting public education
  • Comparative distributional formulas
  • Taxation theory & practice
  • European Convention on Human Rights and Derogations from Financing
  • Measuring equity and adequacy of education financing

29 & 30 July 2019 at Harris Manchester College, in the  University of Oxford

Harris Manchester College, library gallery
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