ECON7012: Economics of Education

Term 2


Aims: 

  • To develop an understanding of the application of economics to the analysis of education policy;
  • To provide empirical evidence on the returns to different types of investments in human capital, and discuss the implications of this evidence for policy


Objectives:
At the end of the course, students should:

  • Understand the role of economics in the design of education policy
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of what is known about the determinants of human capital formation, and its implications for policy


Taught by:
Pedro Carneiro
Assessment: 20 hours of lectures and 4 compulsory tutorial classes with accompanying coursework. There will be a 2-hour unseen written examination in Term 3.
Suitable for:
2nd / 3rd year Economics (L100) and 3rd year Econ/Geog (LL17) and Phil/Econ (VL51) students.
Prerequisites: ECON1001: Economics. Students should also have taken (or be concurrently taking) ECON2001:Microeconomics.
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