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Postsecondary Finance Innovations and Support of Higher Education

This project examines the factors associated with states’ adoption of innovative postsecondary policy and state support of higher education generally. Using advanced statistical techniques including event history analysis, we examine the impact of policy diffusion and state political, higher education, and economic and demographic factors on the likelihood that states will adopt various policy innovations for higher education.

Project Publications

Lacy, T. A., & Tandberg, D. A. (2014). Rethinking policy diffusion: The interstate spread of state finance “innovations.” Research in Higher Education, 55(7), 627-649.

McLendon, M., Tandberg, D. A., & Hillman, N. (2014). Financing the college opportunity: Factors influencing state spending on financial and campus appropriations, 1990 through 2010. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science655(1), 143-162.

Tandberg, D. A. (2013). The conditioning role of state higher education governance structures. The Journal of Higher Education, 84(4), 506-543.

Tandberg, D. A., & Griffith, C. (2013). State support of higher education: Data, measures, findings and directions for future research. In J. C. Smart & M. B. Paulsen (Eds.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research (Vol. 28) (pp. 613-685). The Netherlands: Springer.

Ness, E., & Tandberg, D. A. (2013). The determinants of state spending on higher education: How capital project funding differs from general fund appropriations. The Journal of Higher Education, 84(3), 329-362.

Tandberg, D. A., & Ness, E. (2011). State capital expenditures for higher education: ‘Where the real politics happens’. Journal of Education Finance, 36(4), 394-423.

Tandberg, D. A. (2010). Interest groups and governmental institutions: The politics of state funding of public higher education. Educational Policy, 24(5), 735-778.

Tandberg, D. A. (2010). Politics, interest groups and state funding of public higher education. Research in Higher Education, 51(5), 416-450.

Tandberg, D. A. (2008). The politics of state higher education funding. Higher Education in Review, 5, 1-36.

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