Student Loan Conference Co-sponsorship

Project Dates

11/01/2013 - 06/30/2014


The W.E. Upjohn Institute, the Spencer Foundation, and the Education Policy Initiative of the Ford School at the University of Michigan co-sponsored a conference and subsequent book on student loans and growing debt burdens held at the University of Michigan on October 24-26, 2013. The goals of the conference and book were twofold. One purpose was to summarize available data on student loans and to synthesize what has been learned by researchers about the impact of student loans on student higher educational experiences and employment –related outcomes. The second purpose was to consider the details of current public policies that affect loan terms, repayments, and defaults, and to elicit potential policy improvements.


Student Loan Conference, October 24-26, 2013, University of Michigan

The Distribution of College Graduate Debt, 1990 to 2008: A Decomposition Approach, Brad Hershbein and Kevin M. Hollenbeck. Upjohn Institute Working Paper 14-204 (2014)

Student Loans and the Dynamics of Debt, W.E. Upjohn Institute, 2015, 9780880994859 (cloth) ; 9780880994842 (pbk.) ; 9780880994873 (ebook)

Student Loans: A Multidimensional Public Policy Issue, Brad Hershbein, Kevin Hollenbeck (2014)


W.E. Upjohn Institute, Spencer Foundation

Subject Area

EDUCATION; Postsecondary education