‘Should students pay for their own university education?’

Join us next Wednesday evening for an interesting and interactive discussion of this topic by Peter Ainsworth!
With the recent Tory victory in the general elections, many students are worried about the possibility of rising tuition fees at universities. But should the government be in the business of subsidising university tuition at all?
Venue: LR1, Christ Church College
Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Time: 19:00 – 20:00In a recent paper* published by the Institute of Economic Affairs, Peter Ainsworth argues that students themselves, rather than the state, should bear the costs of their own education. Mr. Ainsworth proposes that universities should instead be funded by a ‘free-market graduate tax’, in which universities would receive payments from the earnings premium of its graduates rather than from the purse strings of the state. Mr. Ainsworth argues that such a system would be more efficient for funding universities, and also fairer for society.*http://www.iea.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/files/DP_Universities%20challenged_web.pdf
Co-hosted by the Oxford Hayek Society and the Oxford PPE Society.

About the speaker:

Peter Ainsworth is the Managing Director of EM applications, a software and consulting firm that assists the global investment community with the measurement and understanding of market risk and uncertainty, and has a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.