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Spring 2012 - 62155 - PA393L - Advanced Policy Economics

Economics of Education

Instructor(s): Lincove, Jane Arnold
Unique Number: 62155
Day & Time: W 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: SRH 3.216/219
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Course Overview

Students are required to take an additional three-hour course in policy economics, selected from among a set of courses focusing on the application of economic theory and techniques to a specific area of public policy. Course options include macroeconomics, public finance, regulation, international trade and finance, natural resources and environmental policy, health policy, transportation policy, human resource development, urban and regional economic development, international development, education policy, social policy, and labor economics. Not all options are offered every year. This course is usually taken in the second year. 

Section Description

Economics of Education will examine the efficiency and equity of public investments in education from pre-K through higher ed. Topics include education financing, school governance, private and social benefits of schooling, and market-based education reforms. Students will master methods to evaluate education reforms across different local contexts. These skills will be developed through interactive class projects and individual assignments. This course is appropriate for MPAff or MGPS students. (Prerequisite: AMPA or Microeconomics for GPS)