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Link to:On “Here and Now,” Dynarski talks student loan debt and solutions
Mar 01, 2018
Susan Dynarski was interviewed by Jeremy Hobson of NPR’s Here and Now for the February 27 segment: “Has student loan[...]
Link to:Susan Dynarski testifies on student loans before U.S. Senate HELP committee
Jan 18, 2018
Susan Dynarski will testify in front of the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee ([...]
Link to:In The New York Times, Susan Dynarski describes “The wrong way to fix student debt”
May 08, 2017
In a May 6 “Economic View” column for The New York Times , "The wrong way to fix student debt," Susan Dynarski[...]
Link to:Dynarski’s research on income-contingent loans cited in Times Higher Education
Mar 16, 2017
A team of four researchers, including Susan Dynarski, published a working paper on income-contingent loan (ICL) systems[...]
Link to:RNC’s new call for a return to a “competitive” student loan market won’t work, says Dynarski
Jul 21, 2016
In “The RNC wants to make student loans competitive again. They never were,” Susan Dynarski provides detailed context[...]

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Mar
21
Though consumers look to technology for convenience and simplicity in financial services, the legal, technological and political systems beneath these are complex and ever-changing. Is robust consumer protection possible in a period of unprecedented and evolving financial innovation? Or is such regulation doomed to be outpaced by the speed of technology? As Americans become increasingly reliant on new financial technologies, what are the implications for consumer protection, security and privacy? The University of Michigan’s Center on Finance, Law, and Policy will convene regulators, researchers, data security and privacy experts, journalists, and financial technology companies for a two-day conference to consider new legal and regulatory questions raised by recent technological developments and the challenges facing consumers in a shifting policy environment. Rich Cordray , founding director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Rohit Chopra , Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission will keynote.
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

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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
Oct
19
Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS)
A presentation by Lesley Turner, assistant professor in economics, University of Maryland
2016 - 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Jun
13
EPI Speaker Series
Education Policy Initiative is pleased to host a free and public conference in Washington, DC on student debt policies with international and US-based student loan experts.
2016 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 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
Oct
25
The opening plenary session will take place on Thursday, October 24 and feature a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture with Roberto Rodríguez , special assistant to the president for education policy. Click here to read more about the plenary session with Roberto Rodríguez. About the conference: This topic has received extensive popular media coverage, but there has been a paucity of rigorous research, and what little there is has been isolated. The goal of the conference is twofold.
2013 - 9:00 am to 5:15 pm

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Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Education; Professor of Economics
Email:
dynarski@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-5113