ECON 395 - Topics in Microeconomics and Microeconomic Policy
Section: 001 The Economics of Education
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 101 with a C or better.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 102 (unless ECON 101 completed with B or higher).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course surveys the literature on the economic analysis of education. Topics include the economic theories of educational investment and production, the interaction of markets with educational provision, and how and whether markets may be used to improve the educational system. We discuss a number of current policy debates, including the effects on student outcomes of class size, teacher credentials, standards-based educational reform, incentive pay for teachers, and school voucher systems. We also consider education’s role in increasing or decreasing income inequality within and across countries. A central goal of the class is for students to understand both the theoretical and empirical methods that economists and policymakers use to study and discuss educational practices and reforms.

ECON 395 - Topics in Microeconomics and Microeconomic Policy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
11569
Open
66
88UGRD & GRD
88Fr or So or Jr
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (LEC)
P
21144
Open
18
18UGRD & GRD
20Sr
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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