NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Is the U.S. Losing Its Preeminence in Higher Education?

James D. Adams

NBER Working Paper No. 15233
Issued in August 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

The Andrew W. Mellon and Alfred P. Sloan Foundations supported the data collection underlying this project. I thank Charles Clotfelter, Charles Phelps, two readers, and conference participants for comments. The staff of Folsom Library, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, provided valuable assistance in locating the historical data discussed in this paper. Of course, I am responsible for any remaining errors. This paper was presented at the NBER Conference on American Universities in a Global Market held in Woodstock, Vermont, October 2-4, 2008. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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