ECON 357
The Economics of Higher Education Spring 2022
Division II

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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.
The Class: Format: tutorial; will meet weekly in groups of two
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3890
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: six 5- to 7-page papers and on the quality of the student's oral presentations and commentary on the work of their colleagues
Prerequisites: ECON 251 and 255 or STAT 346 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Economics majors
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