Investing in Human Capital: A Capital Markets Approach to Student Funding

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Overview

This study recommends employing "human capital contracts" wherein students agree to pay a percentage of their income over time in exchange for funds to finance their education. The main difference between "human capital contracts" and loans is the variable value of the payments students make during the repayment period. Their financial consequences, of risk transfer from students to investors and increased information regarding future graduates' earnings, make the contracts an attractive alternative in funding higher education.

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'Miguel Palacios Lleras has written the authoritative work on the revolution that is underway to integrate human capital into our financial system. The book makes the dimensions of this revolution clear, and provides real impetus and inspiration to propel it to the next level in the future. The results for our society and our lives will be profound.' Robert J. Schiller, Yale University, and author of The New Financial Order and Irrational Exuberance

'Little can be more important to the welfare of our civilization than finding ways to match educational opportunities to human capability. Too often, human resources are squandered by failure to make these opportunities available to deserving but poorly financed individuals. Investing in Human Capital describes an exciting remedy: equity investments in the fruits of educational investment. Although this idea is not new, it is virtually untried and this book more than any other shows in detail how to turn it into a successful reality.' Mark Rubinstein, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521828406
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Miguel Palacios Lleras is a Fellow at the Batten Institute, Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous papers on financing human capital and is co-founder of Lumni, a company that manages human capital funds.

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Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. The Problem of Financing Education: 1. The value of education; 2. Market failure in the financing of education; 3. The need for alternatives to traditional funding; Part II. Equity-Like Investments to Finance Education: 4. The evolution of human capital contracts; 5. How human capital contracts work; 6. The case for human capital contracts; 7. Human capital options; Part III. Implementing Human Capital Contracts: 8. Hurdles in the implementation of human capital contracts; 9. Lessons from the implementation of income-contingent loans; 10. Government-driven implementation of human capital contracts; 11. Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; References; Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2005

    Highly Recommended !

    Author Miguel Palacios Lleras dedicates his book, 'To those whose financial situation does not allow them to develop their full potential.' Then he offers several creative proposals to make it easier for students to obtain financing for higher education. At first blush, his concept of paying for an education loan by signing away part of future earnings sounds like a modern-day form of indentured servitude. But with tuition skyrocketing and knowledge becoming more central to every facet of society, including worthwhile employment, alternative methods of financing are increasingly necessary. Perhaps this book, with its rather daring notions of human capital contracts and capital options, has some answers. Much of it is dedicated to a fundamentally sound analysis of the cost-benefit economics of education and the risk management measures required to make these ideas a reality. While it is not exactly a book you would read at the beach, we strongly recommend this to academic counselors, loan officers, administrators and government officials who fight daily battles to foster a more educated workforce.

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