ECON 357T(F,S) The Strange Economics of College (W)

This tutorial applies economic theory and econometric techniques in analyzing selected topics relating to the economics of higher education. The intent is not to try to expose you to all aspects of higher education economics. Instead, we will focus on issues of college access and choice, pricing policy, productivity, economic and non-economic educational returns, academic tenure, selective admission, peer effects, and merit aid. Format: tutorial; will meet in groups of 3. Evaluation will be based on the economic substance and writing effectiveness of revised drafts of four 8-page papers along with eight 4-page critiques, as well as the quality of the oral presentations and the contribution to tutorial discussions. Prerequisites: Economics 251. Enrollment limit: 6 (expected: 6). Preference given to juniors and seniors.