Richard Vedder

Higher Ed

  • Costs
  • Value of college

Richard Vedder is director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and studies higher education financing, labor economics, immigration, government fiscal policy and income inequality. A distinguished professor of economics at Ohio University, he is the author of several books, including “Going Broke by Degree,” and “The Wal-Mart Revolution: How Big Box Stores Benefit Consumers, Workers, and the Economy,” with Wendell Cox. Vedder earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Illinois.