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Lecture Notes

Lecture Notes

1-2Introduction: Defining the educational problem
3Human capital theory: The basic economic perspective on education
4Early childhood education: How important? (PDF)
5When did earnings become so dependent on education? (PDF)
6-7Do our regression estimates overestimate the impact of education on earnings? The case of ability bias. (PDF 1) (PDF 2)
7-8If the return to education is real, does it reflect skills learned or is it a signal? (PDF)

Why has the rate of return to education increased? (PDF 1) (PDF 2)

11What skills are now rewarded in the workplace? (PDF)
12Midterm (PDF)
13-14Do smaller classes raise achievement? (PDF 1) (PDF 2)
15-16School vouchers and parental choice (PDF 1) (PDF 2)
17-18School accountability, standards and testing (PDF)
19-20Teacher quality and teacher training (PDF)
21-22Can technology complement what teachers do? (PDF 1) (PDF 2)
23Higher education: Basic issues and structure (PDF)
24-25Higher education policy (PDF 1) (PDF 2)
26Wrap up


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