Course Descriptions

CodeLEAD
Number573
TitleEconomics of Education
Units3
Description

This course introduces students to the basics of economic analysis and then uses these techniques to examine some of the most important, but least understood policy issues on the national agenda, including human capital theory and the returns to education; educational labor markets and the factors that influence them; how local schools are funded and the voucher movement; trends in college and university pricing; market failure and the governmental provision of student loans; and the increasing grant-loan imbalance in higher educational finance.

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First NameFred
Last NameGalloway