In Episode 8, I am joined by Dr. Darragh Flannery of the University of Limerick. Darragh is an expert in the economics of education. We discuss why economists need to study education and different ways in which one can conceptualise investment in education. We discuss the implications for policy and how these ideas inform public support for education.
Darragh has done research on third level funding options and we discuss the merits of different proposals currently being considered in Ireland. We also discuss the impact location has on the accessibility of Irish students to third level education and touch on potential policy options to overcome growing hurdles for those in rural areas.
For further information on the topics discussed, go to IrishEconPod.com where there will be links to Darragh's research in this area.
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