The Online Education Revolution and India

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IDFC Institute recently hosted a Conversation with Dr. Alex Tabarrok, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Resident Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute, on "The Online Education Revolution and India".

Dr. Tabarrok spoke about the creative destruction brought about by online technology in the field of education. The discussion focused on the potential of online technology to revolutionise education, by lowering cost and raising flexibility advantages over in-class teaching. The discussion centred on the potential of online education to alter the organisation of education by improving quality as well as expanding access to millions. The discussion also reflected on the special advantages for a developing nation, such as India, to increase educational quality and reach, far faster through online education than conventional techniques.

You can view Dr. Tabarrok's paper on the topic here.

You can also view the full video of the discussion below.


Alex Tabarrok

Dr. Alex Tabarrok is the Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He specialises in empirical law and economics, voting rules, the FDA and regulation and other issues in political economy. Tabarrok is the co-author, with Mercatus colleague Tyler Cowen, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution and co-founder of the online educational platform, Marginal Revolution University. He is the co-author of a leading principles of economics textbook, 'Modern Principles of Economics', and author of the recent e-book, 'Launching the Innovation Renaissance'. His popular articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many other prestigious publications.


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