Economics of Education

15 points

Not offered 2023, offered in 2013, 2014, 2015

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance


This course uses economic tools to help students understand how and why people make decisions to invest in education, the effect of education on long-term social and economic outcomes, the behaviour of institutions that "produce" education (including why governments might have a role in the education sector), how it is financed, the market for teachers, the role of education in economic development and how best to design and implement public policies affecting the level and distribution of education resources.


ECON 202 or ECON207