February, 2019

The Changing of the Guard

The Political Economy of Administrative Bloat in American Higher Education
  • Todd Zywicki

    George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • C. Koopman

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Most economies advance by simultaneously decreasing costs and increasing quality. Unfortunately, when it comes to higher education, this has been turned on its head. Costs keep rising while quality declines. How has this happened? What can be done?

This chapter addresss part of this puzzle by examining the administrative bloat in American higher education.