My Scholarly Reflections

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Key implication: a business degree is still sought after, despite dumbing down of the curriculum, because the additional learning or human capital development that is perceived to be brought about by that degree, even dumbed down, is stilll highly valued by the employers. Very interesting! Read the original blog to get the full argument.

By now, you may be getting sick of reading articles and blog posts about the crisis in higher education. This post is different. It proposes an explanation of why students have been willing to pay more and more for undergraduate and professional degrees at the same time that these degrees are becoming both less scarce and more dumbed down. And that explanation rests on a simple and plausible economic hypothesis.

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Written by Amer Khan

June 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

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  1. For a discussion on ‘screening vs human capital’ framework on education:


    June 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

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