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ECON 290

Topics in Economics and Management

A. Economics; B. Management. Detailed study of theoretical and policy aspects of such topics as inflation, resource and product pricing, management, market structure, government-business relations, financial markets and international trade. Prerequisite: varies according to the topic offered. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Varies according to the topic offered. Variable

Current Semester Information

Manu Raghav

290AA: Tps:Econ of Education

Tps:Economics of Educational Institutions and Policy

This course uses elementary concepts of economics to examine and analyze the education industry, particularly that in the United States. The course will cover primary, secondary, and postsecondary levels of education and would include issues such as economics of vouchers and charter schools, teachers' labor market including teacher recruitment and retention, compensation differentials in teachers' labor market, impact of teachers' unions, impact of smaller classes on student learning, student incentives, different types of funding of education at various levels of education, and the impact of higher educational attainment on the labor market outcomes of students. For each topic, this course will examine the implications and the effects of various educational policy changes. This course will also study the relationship between education and crime and that between education and the economic growth rate. Prerequisite: Econ 100.