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Beth Akers  

Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center on Education Policy

Beth Akers is a fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center on Education Policy. She is an expert on the economics of education, with a particular focus on higher education finance policy.

Her previous work has examined the labor market implications of student loan debt and sought to better understand the costs of federal student lending. She previously held the position of staff economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, where she worked on federal student lending policy as well as other education and labor issues. She received a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from SUNY Albany and has a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.

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