LSE Video "Why University Isn't Free"

LSE / Econ Films

Econ Films / London School of Economics

Project Date
Nov 2014

Project Details
Professor Nicholas Barr has been active in the debate about financing higher education since the mid 1980s, advocating a system of income-contingent student loans administered alongside income tax or social security contributions. In the UK, he argued for many years for tuition fees fully covered by income-contingent loans, and he and his colleague Iain Crawford have been described as the architects of the 2006 reforms in England.

We were commissioned by Econ Films to produce the hand-drawn animated graphics for this video showing how Professor Nicholas Barr’s research influenced policies for higher education finance in England, Hungary and the EU.