International Workshop on Income Contingent Loans: Public policies for funding higher education and managing social risk

Written on 27 May 2014.

As a part of national financial arrangements for higher education, income contingent student loans have been implemented in many countries (including Australia, Sweden, South Africa, England and Thailand, among others). These schemes are generally collected through income taxation systems and are repaid only when current income exceeds a specified level. This workshop aims at gathering internationally recognized experts on this issue, as well as French practitioners within higher education and within public policy. During the sessions, the results of high-quality applied research will be presented. The policy implications of these results will be discussed in a round table.

Organisers: Arnaud Chéron, EDHEC Business School, Pierre Courtioux, EDHEC Business School, Jérôme Gautié, CES, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Agnès Gramain, CES, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

09:45-11:15 Session 1: “Income contingent loans: new analysis for the French case”
Chairman: Pierre Courtioux, EDHEC Business School

Nicolas Charles, Centre Emile Durkheim, Bordeaux
> Income-contingent Student loan repayment: a higher education system importable into France? [PDF - 729 Ko]
Discussant: Olivier GiraudLise, CNRS-Cnam, Paris

Guillaume Allègre, OFCE, Paris
> Higher education financing: are income contingent loans really fairer than taxes? A life-Cycle perspective [PDF - 487 Ko]
Discussant: Muriel Pucci, CES, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne [Download [PDF - 138 Ko]]

11:15-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Session 2: “Income contingent loans: an international perspective”
Chairman: Agnès Gramain, CES, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Mathias Sinning, University of Queensland, Brisbane
> Modelling Income Dynamics for Public Policy Design: an application to Income Contingent Student Loans [PDF - 478 Ko]
Discussant: Veronique Simonet, Creg, Université Pierre Mendes-France Grenoble 2 [Download [PDF - 38 Ko]]

Cathal O’Donoghue, Teagasc, Dublin
> Life-Cycle Impact of Alternative Higher Education Finance System in Ireland [PDF - 316 Ko]
Discussant: Hugo Harari-Kermadec, IDHES, ENS-Cachan, Cachan

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Session 3: Keynote Speaker
Bruce Chapman, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra
> Income contingent loans: theory, practice and prospect [PDF - 2 Mo]

16:00-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-18:00 Session 4: Round table on “Financial arrangement for higher education in France: should an income contingent loan scheme be implemented?”
Chairman: Antoine d’Autume, PSE and CES Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

With the participation of:
Laurent Batsch, Université Paris-Dauphine
David Flacher, CEPN, CNRS, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Nord, Paris Cité [Download [PDF - 335 Ko]]
Kiatanantha Lounkaew, DPURC, Dhurakij Pundit University, Bangkok [Download [PDF - 873 Ko]]
Simon Roy, European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Brussels


Lieu(x) :
Maison des Sciences Economiques
106 - 112 boulevard de l’Hôpital
750013 Paris
(6th Floor Room)

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