Susan M. Dynarski

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Faculty Research Associate

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

rofessor of Economics, Education and Public Policy

735 South State Street, Weill Hall

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

United States

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - School of Education

rofessor of Economics, Education and Public Policy

610 East University Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

34

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

An Economist's Perspective on Student Loans in the United States

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5579
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Nov 2015
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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student debt, student loans, subsidies

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Citation 63

Building the Stock of College-Educated Labor

KSG Working Paper No. RWP05-050
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 08 Sep 2005
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 426 (83,624)

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Education Policy

Building the Stock of College-Educated Labor

NBER Working Paper No. w11604
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 27 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2010
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 56 (452,393)
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Does Aid Matter? Measuring the Effect of Student Aid on College Attendance and Completion

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Nov 2001
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 257 (146,093)
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Economics - Microeconomics, Education Policy

Does Aid Matter? Measuring the Effect of Student Aid on College Attendance and Completion

NBER Working Paper No. w7422
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 05 May 2000 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2021
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 90 (346,858)
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Hope for Whom? Financial Aid for the Middle Class and its Impact on College Attendance

NBER Working Paper No. w7756
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 19 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2021
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 202 (184,667)
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The Consequences of Merit Aid

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 08 Jan 2003
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 112 (299,421)
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Economics - Microeconomics, Education Policy

The Consequences of Merit Aid

NBER Working Paper No. w9400
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 21 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2021
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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College Grants on a Postcard: A Proposal for Simple and Predictable Federal Student Aid

KSG Working Paper No. RWP07-014, Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project Discussion Paper No. 2007-01
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 14 May 2007
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 139 (254,005)
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Education Policy, Welfare, Health Care, Social Policy

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Gains and Gaps: Changing Inequality in U.S. College Entry and Completion

NBER Working Paper No. w17633
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2021
Martha J. Bailey and Susan M. Dynarski
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 132 (264,291)
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Complexity and Targeting in Federal Student Aid: A Quantitative Analysis

KSG Working Paper No. RWP08-005
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Feb 2008
Susan M. Dynarski and Judith Scott Clayton
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 94 (337,275)
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Education Policy

Complexity and Targeting in Federal Student Aid: A Quantitative Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w13801
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2021
Susan M. Dynarski and Judith Scott Clayton
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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The Cost of Complexity in Federal Student Aid: Lessons from Optimal Tax Theory and Behavioral Economics

KSG Working Paper No. RWP06-013
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 15 May 2006
Susan M. Dynarski and Judith Scott Clayton
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Economics - Microeconomics, Education Policy, Human Resources¸ Labor and Education

The Cost of Complexity in Federal Student Aid: Lessons from Optimal Tax Theory and Behavioral Economics

NBER Working Paper No. w12227
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 25 May 2006 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2010
Susan M. Dynarski and Judith Scott Clayton
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Tax Policy and Education Policy: Collision or Coordination? A Case Study of the 529 and Coverdell Savings Vehicles

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 17 Mar 2004
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Economics, Microeconomics, Education Policy

Reflections on the US College Loans System: Lessons from Australia and England

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11422
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Apr 2018
Nicholas Barr, Bruce Chapman, Lorraine Dearden and Susan M. Dynarski
London School of Economics, Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) - Economics Program, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 70 (402,926)
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income contingent loans, mortgage-type loans, student loan design, loan defaults, repayment burdens

Reflections on the US College Loans System: Lessons from Australia and England

CAMA Working Paper No. 29/2018
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Jul 2018
Nicholas Barr, Bruce Chapman, Lorraine Dearden and Susan M. Dynarski
London School of Economics, Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) - Economics Program, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Income contingent loans, mortgage-type loans, student loan design, loan defaults, repayment burdens

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Citation 33

Who Benefits from Kipp?

NBER Working Paper No. w15740
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 10 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2021
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Public Policy & Social Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Who Benefits from Kipp?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5690
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 May 2011
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Public Policy & Social Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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human capital, charter schools, achievement

Stand and Deliver: Effects of Boston's Charter High Schools on College Preparation, Entry, and Choice

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4396
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 19 Sep 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Stand and Deliver: Effects of Boston&Apos;S Charter High Schools on College Preparation, Entry, and Choice

NBER Working Paper No. w19275
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2021
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Accountability and Flexibility in Public Schools: Evidence from Boston's Charters and Pilots

NBER Working Paper No. w15549
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2010
Duke University - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Public Policy & Social Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Into College, Out of Poverty? Policies to Increase the Postsecondary Attainment of the Poor

NBER Working Paper No. w15387
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2010
David James Deming and Susan M. Dynarski
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 72 (392,093)
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Who Benefits from the Education Saving Incentive? Income, Educational Expectations and the Value of the 529 and Coverdell

KSG Working Paper No. RWP04-019
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Jun 2004
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Tax Policy and Education Policy: Collision or Coordination? A Case Study of the 529 and Coverdell Saving Incentives

NBER Working Paper No. w10357
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 17 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2021
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 58 (438,194)
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Cheaper by the Dozen: Using Sibling Discounts at Catholic Schools to Estimate the Price Elasticity of Private School Attendance

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP-11-34
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 26 Oct 2011
Susan M. Dynarski, Jonathan Gruber and Danielle Li
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 27 (597,417)
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Cheaper by the Dozen: Using Sibling Discounts at Catholic Schools to Estimate the Price Elasticity of Private School Attendance

NBER Working Paper No. w15461
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2021
Susan M. Dynarski, Jonathan Gruber and Danielle Li
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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The Lengthening of Childhood

NBER Working Paper No. w14124
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2021
David James Deming and Susan M. Dynarski
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 51 (464,413)
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Who Benefits from the Education Saving Incentives? Income, Educational Expectations, and the Value of the 529 and Coverdell

NBER Working Paper No. w10470
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2021
Susan M. Dynarski
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 46 (484,783)
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How Important are Fixed Effects and Time Trends in Estimating Returns to Schooling? Evidence Froma Replication of Jacobson, Lalonde and Sullivan, 2005

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper Series No. 18-04
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 May 2018
Susan M. Dynarski, Brian A. Jacob and Daniel Kreisman
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Georgia State University
Downloads 45 (489,131)
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Fixed Effects, Community College, Wages

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The Missing Manual: Using National Student Clearinghouse Data to Track Postsecondary Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w19552
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2021
Susan M. Dynarski, Steven W. Hemelt and Joshua Hyman
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and University of Connecticut - Department of Public Policy
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Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Childhood Investments on Postsecondary Attainment and Degree Completion

NBER Working Paper No. w17533
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 30 May 2021
Susan M. Dynarski, Joshua Hyman and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University of Connecticut - Department of Public Policy and Northwestern University - School of Education and Social Policy
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Closing the Gap: The Effect of a Targeted, Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students

NBER Working Paper No. w25349
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 11 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2021
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), College Board, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
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Tax Benefits for College Attendance

NBER Working Paper No. w22127
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2021
Susan M. Dynarski and Judith Scott-Clayton
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Columbia University
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Financial Aid Policy: Lessons from Research

NBER Working Paper No. w18710
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Jun 2013
Susan M. Dynarski and Judith Scott Clayton
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Dual-Credit Courses and the Road to College: Experimental Evidence from Tennessee

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12481
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 29 Jul 2019
Steven W. Hemelt, Nathaniel Schwartz and Susan M. Dynarski
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Tennessee Department of Education and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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dual-credit courses, college enrollment, college choices, math coursework

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Student Aid Simplification: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

NBER Working Paper No. w17834
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2021
Susan M. Dynarski and Mark Wiederspan
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Estimating the Effects of a Large For-Profit Charter School Operator

NBER Working Paper No. w24428
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 26 Mar 2018
Susan M. Dynarski, Daniel Hubbard, Brian A. Jacob and Silvia Robles
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Are Expectations Alone Enough? Estimating the Effect of a Mandatory College-Prep Curriculum in Michigan

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5848
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 03 May 2016
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Bedford Institute of Oceanography and Michigan State University - College of Education
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college-preparatory curriculum, comparative interrupted time series, synthetic control

Are Expectations Alone Enough? Estimating the Effect of a Mandatory College-Prep Curriculum in Michigan

NBER Working Paper No. w22013
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 01 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2021
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Michigan State University and Michigan State University - College of Education
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How Important are Fixed Effects and Time Trends in Estimating Returns to Schooling? Evidence from a Replication of Jacobson, Lalonde and Sullivan, 2005

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11935
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 17 Dec 2018
Susan M. Dynarski, Brian A. Jacob and Daniel Kreisman
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Georgia State University
Downloads 11 (693,372)
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fixed effects, community college, wages

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Designed to Fail: Effects of the Default Option and Information Complexity on Student Loan Repayment

NBER Working Paper No. w25258
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2021
James C. Cox, Daniel Kreisman and Susan M. Dynarski
Georgia State University, Georgia State University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 10 (701,037)
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The Gap within the Gap: Using Longitudinal Data to Understand Income Differences in Student Achievement

NBER Working Paper No. w22474
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 30 May 2021
Katherine Michelmore and Susan M. Dynarski
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 10 (701,037)
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Simplifying Tax Incentives and Aid for College: Progress and Prospects

NBER Working Paper No. w18707
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 13 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2021
Susan M. Dynarski, Judith Scott-Clayton and Mark Wiederspan
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Columbia University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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