ECON 3770

ECON 3770

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

Is the U.S. college system a great equalizer or a cause of growing inequality? Improved access to higher education has brought millions of Americans into the middle class, and yet rising selectivity has meant that a disproportionate share of the economic elite come from a few top colleges. This course will explore the three big parts of the college experience --- (1) admissions and the college-going decision; (2) education while in college; and (3) college completion and labor market entry --- and ask how each part contributes to inequality in economic outcomes. Lectures and readings will focus on simple economic theories of higher education as well as the empirical methods used to test these theories.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLE 3445

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18176 ECON 3770   LEC 001