Housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Higher Education Collaborative is an interdepartmental, cross-disciplinary affiliation of individuals with teaching, scholarly research, and other professional interests in higher learning in the U.S. and worldwide.

Fall 2016 Seminars

Susan DynarskiSept. 29-30
Dr. Susan Dynarski, Professor, University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Center for Business and Public Policy/Economics talk:
9/29: 2-3:20 p.m. (Room 114, David Kinley Hall) "The Gap Within the Gap: Using Longitudinal Data to Understand  Income Differences in Student Achievement"
Higher Education Collaborative talk:
Sept. 29: 4-5 p.m. (Room 242, Education building)
"Increasing Economic Diversity at a Flagship University: Results from a Large-Scale, Randomized Trial" Learn more
Illinois Education Research Council Conference Keynote:
Sept. 30: Noon-1:30 p.m. (Bloomington, IL; Doubletree)
"Five Myths About Student Loans" (There is a conference fee for this talk.)

Sajal LahiriOct. 19
Dr. Sajal Lahiri, Vandeveer Professor of Economics
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
12:30-1:30 p.m. (Room 22, Education building)
"Does the Presence of International Students Improve Domestic Graduations in the U.S.?"
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Benjamin MarxNov. 2
Dr. Benjamin Marx, Assistant Professor, Economics Department at Illinois
2-3 p.m. (Room 215, David Kinley Hall)
"Propelled: The Effects of the Pell Grant on Graduation and Earnings"

Jennifer DelaneyDec. 7
Dr. Jennifer Delaney, Associate Professor, College of Education at Illinois
Noon-1 p.m. (Room 242, Education Building)
"A Difference-in-Difference Analysis of 'Promise' Financial Aid Programs on Postseondary Institutions"
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View PDF of upcoming Fall 2016 Higher Education Collaborative seminars.

Please direct questions about these events to Jennifer A. Delaney at

Supported by the Timpone Family Endowment Fund.