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Beth Akers

Beth Akers

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EXPERTISE

Higher Education
Education Financing
Income Inequality and Social Mobility

EDUCATION

B.S. in Mathematics and Economics, SUNY Albany

Ph.D. in Economics, Columbia University

Biography

Beth Akers is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where her work focuses on labor economics and the economics of higher education. Previously, she was a fellow at the Brookings Institution and a staff economist with the Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush.

Akers is the coauthor of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt. Her writing and research have been featured in, among others, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Quartz, Newsweek, and The Hill. She has appeared on CNBC, ABC News, Bloomberg TV, C-SPAN, among other TV and radio networks.

Akers received a B.S. in mathematics and economics from SUNY Albany and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

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