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Spring 2024
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Which education policies work and which do not? How are these policies evaluated? The main goal of this course is to familiarize students with the methods and research frontier in the economics of education, with an emphasis on policies designed to improve students’ outcomes. We will explore and discuss a wide range of educational policy issues, including the returns to schooling, student incentives, teacher labor markets, school choice, accountability, school funding, and higher education. Throughout the course, we will pay close attention to the methods employed to evaluate the effects of education policies. Students must have completed PPHA 31102 Statistics for Data Analysis II to enroll.

Course Prerequisite

In order to enroll in this course you must have taken one of the following: PPHA 31102 or PPHA 31302 or PPHA 42100.

Quarter Title Instructor Day(s) Time(s) Syllabus
Spring 2024 Economics of Education Policy Derek Rury Tuesday, Thursday 3:30pm-4:50pm