Jefferson Frank was founding head of the Economics Department at Royal Holloway. Trained as a macroeconomist, Jeff has also extensively investigated the gender pay gap, BME and LGBTQ discrimination, inequality in the university sector, and the current funding and fees crisis. He is the author of The Responsible Economy (Routledge, 2014) and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Norman Gowar, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of London, is a former Principal of Royal Holloway. He presented the first lecture ever to be broadcast by the Open University. He co-founded the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Student Complaints and was its first Chairman. Michael Naef is Reader in Economics at Royal Holloway. He works in experimental economics using weird and wonderful substances (testosterone, estrogen, sulpiride) to see what happens. He has published widely, including in Nature and the American Economic Review.
Excellent analysis of how UK university reforms since 2012 have proved dysfunctional because they created too little, not too much, competition, and allowed university managements to divert most of the extra fee funding to their own ends. It offers solutions from the insights of two economists and a former VC. Peter Holmes, University of Sussex An extremely topical up-to-date analysis of recent Government policies and their effect on the public purse, student finance, student behaviour, the university system and the internal management of universities.. will be invaluable for a wide group of readers, from higher education employees and staff to policy makers, the media and students. Dame Hon Margaret Hodge MP