Topics in the Economics of Education

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This seminar covers topics in the economics of education and education policy. Topics include (1) the private return to high school, college, and graduate school, (2) the effects of school spending, class size, teacher quality, and peers on education outcomes, (3) the supply of teachers and performance incentives, (4) economic and racial disparities in educational attainment, (5) the effects of charter schools and choice programs on the efficiency and equity of primary and secondary education, and (6) access to and costs of postsecondary education. Policy options receive emphasis. 

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Joseph Altonji
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Joseph Altonji
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M 1.30-3.20
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