10:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF
Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D001
Section Information for Fall 2017
Economics of Education Seminar - Fall 2017
ECON 496 007 CRN 80512
This course systematically examines Bryan Caplan’s The Case Against Education from cover to cover. Along the way, students will learn the fundamentals of the economics of education, with a focus on education’s private and social returns, ability bias, and signaling. The course also covers selected topics in educational psychology, the sociology of education, education research, and the philosophy of education, especially Transfer of Learning, credential inflation, and merit goods.
This is a mixed undergraduate and graduate class. While there will be shared lectures and classroom discussion, graduate students will be given more demanding homework assignments and more challenging exams.
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