ECO411H5 • Human Capital and Education in the Economy


(Formerly ECO412Y5) This course addresses empirical and theoretical issues in education economics. Topics will include the interaction of human capital with growth and inequality, teacher incentives and teacher quality, early childhood education, and the racial achievement gap. We will also discuss the tools economists use to measure the causal effects of policies, and consider how statistics often presented in policy debates may be biased. After this course, students should be comfortable reading research papers in economics.

( ECO200Y5 or ECO204Y5 or ECO206Y5) and ( ECO220Y5 or ECO227Y5 or (1.0 credit from STA256H5, STA258H5, STA260H5)).
Distribution Requirement
Social Science
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Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area