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The Economics of Education

Опубликовано на портале: 14-02-2007
Факультет: John F. Kennedy School of Government
Дисциплина: Economics of Education
Год: Fall 2006
Язык: Английский
Язык оригинала: английский
Тематические разделы: Экономика, Экономика образования

Aннотация:
Course goals:
1) Build an analytical framework for thinking about education policy. Economics is a powerful framework for thinking about education policy. Economics focuses us on the incentives created by a policy, allowing us to predict its intended and unintended consequences.
2) Distinguish good empirical research from bad. There are thousands of empirical education studies. This course helps you separate the wheat from the chaff by teaching you to read closely and critically. We will discuss the key challenges in education research and learn the best-practice methods that overcome them.



Course syllabus:
  1. Overview: US
  2. Overview: Developing Countries
  3. Finding What Works in Education
  4. Class Size: Theory and Experimental Evidence
  5. Class Size: Observational Evidence
  6. Inputs and Outputs in Developing Countries
  7. Teacher Labor Markets
  8. Teachers and Incentives
  9. Accountability: Promises and Pitfalls
  10. School Choice: Residential Mobility
  11. Education Finance Reform
  12. School Choice: Vouchers
  13. Human Capital Theory
  14. Incentives to Learn in Developing Countries
  15. Peer Effects
  16. How We Pay for College
  17. College Costs and Schooling Outcomes
  18. Behavioral Perspectives on Education
  19. Higher Education Finance: Options for Reform
  20. Racial Gaps in Educational Outcomes
  21. The Effect of Education on Earnings
  22. The Effect of Education on Crime
  23. The Effect of Education on Health
  24. The Effect of Education on Children
  25. The Role of Government in Education

Программа курса в формате pdf:
http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/degreeprog/...

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