One of the continuing areas of controversy surrounding higher education is affirmative action. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Fisher v. Texas, and their ruling may well influence universities’ diversity initiatives, especially if they overturn Grutter v. Bollinger and rule that diversity is no longer a “compelling state interest.” But what lies behind a compelling state’s interest?
Please join us for a discussion with Barbara L. Wolfe about her new working paper, "Estimating Benefits from University-Level Diversity," which looks to estimate and understand the gains for students who attend colleges with greater diversity.
Wolfe, a professor of Public Affairs, Economics, and Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, wrote the paper in collaboration with Jason M. Fletcher, an associate professor of Health Policy at Yale University. Both are affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, where Wolfe is an associate researcher and Fletcher is a faculty research fellow.
This program is free and open to the public.