ECON 357 Spring 2013 The Economics of Higher Education

This tutorial will utilize economic theory and econometric methods to understand a variety of issues pertaining to the economics of colleges and universities. In particular, we'll discuss the logic of non-profit enterprises, the financial structure of a college or university, competition in the market for higher education, policies impacting tuition and financial aid, the individual and societal returns from investments in higher education, and the distinctive features of academic labor markets. Particular attention will be paid to selective liberal arts colleges.
Class Format: tutorial; will meet weekly in groups of two
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on six 5- to 7-page papers and on the quality of the student's oral presentations and commentary on the work of his/her colleagues
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Prerequisites: Economics 251 and 253 or 255 or Statistics 346 or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: Economics majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3433
ECON357-T1(S) TUT Economics of Higher Education Division 2: Social Studies David J. Zimmerman
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