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Nicholas Barr

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About the author and department

Webpage:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/staff/academicStaff/barr/home.aspx

Department:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/home.aspx

Relevant research

Barr, N (1993), ‘Alternative Funding Resources for Higher Education’, Economic Journal, Vol. 103, No 418, May 1993, pp. 718-728.http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/280/

Nicholas Barr and Iain Crawford (1998), ‘The Dearing Report and the Government’s Response: A Critique’, The Political Quarterly, Vol. 69, No. 1, January - March 1998, pp. 72-84. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/archive/00000283

Barr, N (2001), The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, risk, uncertainty and the role of the State, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/1743/

Jane Falkingham, Howard Glennerster and Nicholas Barr (1995), ‘Education Funding, Equity and the Life Cycle’, in Jane Falkingham and John Hills (eds), The Dynamic of Welfare: The Welfare State and the Life Cycle, (Hemel Hempstead: Prentice-Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1995), Ch. 8, pp. 150-66. Available from LSE. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/1771/

Barr, N (1997), ‘Student Loans: Towards a New Public/Private Mix’, Public Money and Management, Vol. 17, No. 3, July-September 1997, pp. 31-40. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/282/

Evidence of impact

Increased student support

Student Loans Company (2010), Statistical First Release: Student Support for Higher Education in England, Academic Year 2009/10, SLC SFR 06/2009, 25 November 2010.

Student Loans Company (2012), Statistical First Release Student Support for Higher Education in England, Academic 2012/13 (Provisional), SLC SFR 05/2012.

More students

BIS (2013), Participation rates in higher education: Academic years 2006/2007 – 2011/2012, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, 24 April 2013.https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/participation-rates-in-higher-education-2006-to-2012

Wider participation

 UCAS (2013), UK Application rates by country, sex, age and background (2013 Cycle, January deadline), 30 January 2013, http://www.ucas.com/news-events/news/2013/uk-application-rates-country-sex-age-and-background-2013-cycle-january

Influence on policy

N. Barr (2003), ‘Financing higher education in the UK: The 2003 White Paper’, House of Commons Education and Skills Committee, The Future of Higher Education, Fifth Report of Session 2002-03, Volume II, HC 425-II, London: TSO, pp. Ev 292-309 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200203/cmselect/cmeduski/425/3061250.htm

Letter to Editor of the FT: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/efe51aa8-a693-11e0-9538-00144feabdc0.html

House of Commons Library (2013), Student Loan statistics, Standard Note: SN/SG/1079, 3 July 2013, www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/sn01079.pdf

Impact in Hungary

Berlinger, Edina (2009), ‘An Efficient Student Loan System: Case Study of Hungary’, Higher Education in Europe, Vol. 34, No. 2, July 2009, pp. 257-67. 

Diakhitel (2012), Diakhitel 2012 Annual Report

Impact in EU

European Parliament, MEPs strike deal on Erasmus+ programme, http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20130626IPR14421/html/MEPs-strike-deal-on-Erasmus-programme

European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture (2011), Feasibility study on student lending, Final report, Ref: EAC/47/2009, European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture, 2011 http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/42833/

Relevant video and audio:

Gearty Grilling with Nick Barr on tuition fees: 

http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/geartyGrillings/player.aspx?id=2596

Podcast of Nick Barr and money-saving expert Martin Lewis discussing tuition fees assist access, 11 February2015: 

http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=2879 

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