Experts in our education economics expert network are qualified to address issues related to education, including the financing of education, the efficiency and efficacy of educational programs and policies, and the demand for education. In addition to providing subject matter knowledge during expert testimony, Vega experts have the expertise to apply economic modelling techniques to all aspects of education-related litigation, including public policy analysis and damages modelling in student protection matters.

Nick Hillman

Professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department at University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Education Economics
  • Labor & Employment
Wael Moussa

Senior Research Associate with the FHI 360 Education Policy and Data Center

  • Education Economics
  • Labor & Employment
August 24, 2022 | Insights from Experts
Insights from Prof. Nick Hillman: President Biden's Student Loan Relief Announcement

Today, President Biden announced three-part plan to cancel $10,000 of student debt for low- to middle-income borrowers. Vega supports an outstanding expert in this area, Prof. Nick Hillman from University of Wisconsin, Madison, who studies higher education finance and policy, and he shared some of his insights with us!

September 14, 2021 | Article
Part 3: Student Loans and the SLABS Landscape

Part 3 of Vega's 3-part series on student loans discusses the unique features of SLABS that create both opportunities and risks for investors, as well as the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on forbearances and cash flows.

February 19, 2021 | Article
Part 2: Modelling the Default of Private Student Loans

Part 2 of Vega's 3-part series on student loans presents a survey of methods for modelling student loan default. 

January 11, 2021 | Article
Part 1: Recent Trends in Private Student Loans

Part 1 of Vega's 3-part series on student loans discusses current trends in private student loans, including key statistics on originators, performance, and SLABs.

June 3, 2019 | News
Second Chance: Life without Student Debt

Dr. Di Maggio's new study offers insight into what happens when borrowers' student loan debt is cancelled, concluding that cancelling student loans frees up borrowers to make decisions that improve their financial lives.