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Published on Friday, June 13, 2014


As a part of national financial arrangements for higher education, income contingent student loans have been implemented in many countries (including Australia, Sweden, South Africa, England and Thailand, among others). These schemes are generally collected through income taxation systems and are repaid only when current income exceeds a specified level. This workshop aims at gathering internationally recognized experts on this issue, as well as French practitioners within higher education and within public policy, During the sessions, the results of high-quality applied research will be presented. The policy implications of these results will be discussed in a round table.



09:45-11:15 Session 1, Income contingent loans: what’s new about the French case?

Chairman: Pierre Courtioux, EDHEC Business School

  • Nicolas Charles, Centre Emile Durkheim, Bordeaux > Income-contingent Student loan repayment: a higher education system importable into France?

Discussant: Olivier Giraud, Lise, CNRS-Cnam, Paris

  • Guillaume Allègre, OFCE, Paris > Higher education financing: are income contingent loans really fairer than taxes? A life-Cycle perspective

Discussant: Muriel Pucci, CES, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

11:15-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Session 2, Income contingent loans: an international perspective

Chairman: Agnès Gramain, CES, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

  • Mathias Sinning, University of Queensland, Brisbane > Modelling Income Dynamics for Public Policy Design: an application to Income Contingent Student Loans

Discussant: Veronique Simonnet, Creg, Université Pierre Mendes-France Grenoble 2

  • Cathal O’Donoghue, Teagasc, Dublin > Life-Cycle Impact of Alternative Higher Education Finance System in Ireland

Discussant: Hugo Harari-Kermadec, IDHES, ENS-Cachan, Cachan

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Session 3, Keynote Speaker

  • Bruce Chapman, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra > Income contingent loans: theory, practice and prospects

16:00-16h15 Coffee break

16:15-18:00 Session 4, Round table on “Financial arrangement for higher education

in France: should an income contingent loan scheme be implemented?”

Chairman: Antoine d’Autume, PSE and CES, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

With the participation of:

  • Pierre Courtioux, EDHEC Business School
  • David Flacher, CEPN, CNRS, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité
  • Kiatanantha Lounkaew, DPURC, Dhurakij Pundit University, Bangkok


  • Maison des sciences économiques, salle du 6e étage - 106-112, Boulevard de l'Hôpital
    Paris, France (75013)


  • Monday, June 16, 2014

Attached files


  • loan, higher education, tax


  • Courtioux Pierre
    courriel : pierre [dot] courtioux [at] edhec [dot] edu

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  • Courtioux Pierre
    courriel : pierre [dot] courtioux [at] edhec [dot] edu


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