Economics
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ECON 895: Special Topics in Economics

ECON 895-015: Special Topics in Economics
(Fall 2017)

10:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF

Section Information for Fall 2017

Economics of Education Seminar - Fall 2017
ECON 895 015 CRN 82434

Course Focus:

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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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline. Equivalent to GGS 525.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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