The human capital of the population is a key determinant of labor-market success and economic growth. This brings the economics of education to the core of understanding individual and societal economic prosperity. This course introduces students to the key concepts and major issues of economics of education, placing emphasis on current empirical research in the field. Topics include: the basic theory of investments in education (human capital theory) and the role of early childhood education; the returns to education and the empirical problem of disentangling the return to education from the return to innate ability; the role of class size, peer effects and school expenditure, etc. After the course, students are expected to be able to read, understand and discuss current research in economics of education, as well as to contribute to the discussion about the current challenges in education.
Prerequisites: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics at introductory level.
Main instructor of the course is Prague based Miroslava Federičová, Ph.D.. while students of the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, Split will be co-instructed by prof. Maja Mihaljević Kosor from the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, Split. The classes will be followed in the classroom at the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, Split along with local instructor of the individual course.
Classes will start on February 28 and will last till April 8, 2022.
- Lectures: Tuesday 10.30-12.00 a.m. CET, Thursday 10.30-11.15 a.m. CET. Note that after March 27, 2022, due to the daylight saving time lectures will be held on Tuesday 9.30-11.00 a.m., Thursday 9.30-10.15 a.m. Thus, there will be no change in the course time slots for countries which do not change time.
- Exercise session: Thursday 11.15-12.00 a.m. CET
Take a look at the detailed syllabus of the course.
To take part at this course please fill in the electronic application (opens in new window) ! by February 4th, 2022 by 12:00 h (noon).
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