Dynarski to testify Wednesday before U.S. Senate Finance Committee

July 24, 2012

Susan M. Dynarski will be among five witnesses to testify Wednesday morning before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. Dynarski's testimony on the college financial aid system will come during a full-committee hearing titled, "Education Tax Incentives and Tax Reform."

Dynarski has studied the impact of grants and loans on educational attainment and the distributional consequences of tax incentives for college saving. Her current research focuses on charter schools, demand for private schooling, historical trends in inequality in educational attainment, and the optimal design of financial aid.

An associate professor at the Ford School of Public Policy and the School of Education, Dynarski has previously testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, as well as the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and the President's Commission on Tax Reform.

The hearing, scheduled for 10 a.m., can be watched live on the Committee's website.