ECON 3760

ECON 3760

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

The economics of education is about understanding how and why people make decisions to invest in education, the effect of education on long-term social and economic outcomes, the behavior of those institutions that "produce" education, and how best to design and implement public policies affecting the level and distribution of education resources.  The basic tools of economics provide a framework to evaluate education policies including K-12 school finance, student financial aid, and college admissions. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on examining empirical tests of the economic theory and measuring the effects of policy initiatives on educational outcomes. 

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PAM 2000 , PAM 3100 . Recommended prerequisite: PAM 3300 .

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

  • Apply the tools of economic analysis to assess core education policies.
  • Differentiate between human capital and signaling models.
  • Interpret empirical results from research papers as they relate to policy.
  • Describe endogeneity issues in empirical research papers.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 3550

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16945 ECON 3760   LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: PAM 2000, PAM 3100. Recommended Prerequisite: PAM 3300.