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Spring 2010-2011
* ECO 330 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Economics of Education

Damon Clark

This course will use economic concepts to analyze the relationship between education and economic performance, at both the individual and aggregate level. It will also use economic and statistical tools to evaluate various education policy options. These range from long-standing debates about class size to the controversy surrounding the No Child Left Behind legislation. To that end, the course will familiarize students with contemporary education institutions, enable students to apply economic and statistical tools to questions arising from these institutions, and enable students to evaluate education policy options.

Sample reading list:
Martorell and Clark, The Signalling Value of a High School Diploma
Rouse, Private School Vouchers

Reading/Writing assignments:
About 50 pages of reading per week, plus periodic assigned problem sets and/or brief essays.

Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 35%
Term Paper(s) - 25%
Problem set(s) - 15%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ECO 100 and ECO 302 and MAT 102, or MAT 103.

Other information:
Papers and problem sets/essays jointly 40%.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43665 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   McCosh Hall   62   Enrolled:17 Limit:55
P01 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am Th   McCosh Hall   60   Enrolled:9 Limit:25
P02 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am Th   McCosh Hall   60   Enrolled:8 Limit:25