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Магистратура 2021/2022

Экономика образования

Статус: Курс обязательный (Доказательное развитие образования)
Направление: 38.04.04. Государственное и муниципальное управление
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 4 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Охват аудитории: для своего кампуса
Прогр. обучения: Доказательное развитие образования
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

We will cover concepts of supply and demand, consumer behavior, and production theory in order to understand individuals' incentives to invest in education, an economic interpretation of how schools function, and the role of government intervention in the provision of education. We will emphasize how to use data to test economic theory and to predict the effects of policy initiatives. Among the topics we will cover are returns to educational attainment, the importance of school resources in determining academic achievement, school choice, teacher labor markets, and educational finance. This course has no prerequisites.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The overall goal of this course is to introduce you to the economic analysis of education. Specifically, the course is intended to help you become knowledgeable in five major areas: 1. How economists define the “problematic” of education. 2. The concept of education as an investment (human capital), measuring the value of that investment, and how education contributes to economic growth and income distribution. 3. Teacher labor markets and teacher “value” in the educational process. 4. Schools as places of production and the economics of the education production process. 5. Education as a public and private investment good and the implications for educational finance in both K-12 and higher education.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • discuss intelligently how economists view the life cycle of investment in learning and skills for work.
  • discuss intelligently the contribution that economics and economists have made to how we think about the role of education in society.
  • discuss intelligently the various ways governments raise money to pay for education and whether some ways are more effective and more equitable than others.
  • discuss intelligently whether higher salaries for teachers will bring “better” teachers in the teaching profession.
  • discuss intelligently whether raising educational requirements has a positive or negative effect on teacher quality.
  • discuss intelligently how the financing of higher education is changing toward cost sharing (user taxes) and how to estimate the impact this has on equity.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Calss participation
  • non-blocking Essays
  • non-blocking Problem sets
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.1 * Calss participation + 0.4 * Essays + 0.5 * Problem sets
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Becker, G. S. (1994). Human Capital. University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.ucp.bkecon.9780226041209
  • Hanushek, E. A., Machin, S., & Woessmann, L. (2016). Handbook of the Economics of Education. Amsterdam: North Holland. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1151310
  • The economics of education : human capital, family background and inequality, Checchi, D., 2008
  • The economics of education and training, , 2008

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Klees, S. J. (n.d.). Human capital and rates of return: Brilliant ideas or ideological dead ends? Comparative Education Review, 60(4), 644–672. https://doi.org/10.1086/688063