Susan Dynarski

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Jan
17
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches
The massive dollar amounts associated with student loan debt and the impact on individuals and the financial stability of the overall economy has attracted the attention of journalists, economists, and average Americans. There are, however, several myths associated with these eye-popping numbers, and Susan Dynarski, Professor of public policy, education and economics will discuss a few of these myths in our January Blue Bag Lunch Talk. For example, in a recent paper for Brookings , "The Trouble with Student Loans? Low Earnings, Not High Debt," Professor Dynarski debunks the popular notion that more student debt leads to higher student loan default rates. In fact, research shows that default rates are highest among individuals with smaller loan balances. Students borrowing under $5,000 default at a rate of 34 percent, compared to 18 percent for those borrowing more than $100,000. Among policy proposals advocated by Professor Dynarski to address the student loan crisis is to automatically enroll borrowers who are late on payments in income-based repayment, or adjust loan payments each pay period, similar to the current income-tax withholding system.
2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Apr
11
EPI Speaker Series
Three influential female economists discuss bringing research to bear on policymaking at the White House.
2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Jan
27
EPI Speaker Series
The Education Policy Initiative and the School of Education welcome Rohit Chopra, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Susan Dynarski, professor of education, public policy, and economics at the University of Michigan, to discuss the repercussions of the $1.3 trillion dollar student loan deficit on higher education and economic inequality.
2016 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm