Are College Textbooks Priced Fairly?
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In recent years, college students, professors, and legislators from around the country have increasingly questioned the pricing practices of college textbook publishers. Many college students today have yearly textbook bills of $800–$900. The college textbook industry makes a good case study of economic principles. But is there something that can be done? Two economists present the problems and a few solutions.
Carbaugh, R. & Ghosh, K. (2005). Are college textbooks priced fairly? Challenge, 48(5), 95-112. DOI: 10.1080/05775132.2005.11034315
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