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(MA) Advanced Public Sector Economics II (MW23.2 - 6 CP): Economics of Education

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Information

  Instructor
Time 
Place
(C.-Zeiß-Str. 3)
Additional Information
Lecture
Prof. Dr. Silke
Übelmesser
Mo, 12.15 - 13.45
We, 10.15-11.45
(every second week)
SR 224
SR 221
 
Start: April 8, 2013

Tutorial Tina Haußen
We, 10.15-11.45
(every second week)
SR 221
 
Start: April 17, 2013

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Meeting
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For a detailed schedule, see here (to follow).

Exam

There will be a 60-minute written exam on July 24, 2013 (11-12h, SR 114) (75 % of the final grade) and a presentation in class (25 % of the final grade).

The grades for the presentation can be found >here<. (If you do not find your number, please contact Tina Haussen (tina.haussen@uni-jena.de).)

MC Questions - Template


Content

This course studies the different aspects of primary, secondary and tertiary education. In particular, the determinants of supply and demand will be analyzed. In addition, the financing of (higher) education will be looked at in some detail, i.e. the question who should contribute to the costs of higher education in the absence / presence of market imperfections. Further topics, which will be discussed, include the political-economy of education and the importance of human capital for growth.

Structure

Chapter
Lecture
Tutorial
1. Introduction
Slides 1

2. Supply of Education
Slides 2
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
3. Demand for Education
Slides 3
Tutorial 3
4. Financing of (Higher) Education
Slides 4
Tutorial 4
Tutorial 5
5. Political-Economy Aspects
Slides 5
Tutorial 6
Solution Tutorial 6
6. Human Capital and Growth
Slides 6
 Tutorial 7 We, 10 July 2013, 8.15-9.45; room 208, Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3

Literature

  • Checchi, Daniele (2007): The Economics of Education, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

  • Hanushek, Eric A., Stephen J. Machin, Ludger Woessmann (2001): Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 3+4, North Holland, Amsterdam (in parts).

  • Further references will be announced in class.


Level

  • Master 
       
Elective within the study programmes of Economics (M.Sc., M.Ec.)
specialization areas of "Innovation and Change", "World Economy", "Public Sector Economics"

Elective within the study programmes of Business and Economic Education (M.Sc.)


  • Diploma
 
Exam-relevant course ON REQUEST (see separate information)!

Language

  • This course is held in English.

Presentations

Date
Time
Presenter
Topic
 03 June
2013
12.00pm
Chengxu Huang,
Xue Zhong,
Eric Nshimirimana
E2: Youth Crime and Education Expansion. 
12.30pm
Sascha-Gregor Diethold,
Lars Other
E1: The Effect of Education on Crime: Evidence from Prison Inmates, Arrests and Self-Reports.
12.50pm
Adam Wood,
Oliver Krojnewski
E3: The role of education in the production of health: an empirical analysis of smoking behavior.
  1.10pm
Marek Hrdina,
Janek Kaminski
E4: Does education reduce the probability of being overweight?
  1.30pm
Daniel Bazhenov,
Olga Gavrilita
E5: Are there civic returns to education?
 
 01 July
2013
12.00pm
Mehmet Can Alkan,
Artur Noghi
P1: Intergenerational conflict reconsidered: county demographic structure and the demand for public education.
12.20pm
Hayati Okur,
Ai-Chen Lin
P2: The intergenerational conflict over the provision of public education.
12.40pm
Adam Jones,
Barbora Zajíčková
P3: Redistribution and Subsidies for Higher Education. 
  1.00pm
Georgii Kesaev,
Hanna Yu
P4: Are the elderly a threat to educational expenditures?
Presentations should be 20 minutes with both students presenting. In your presentation, you should
  • present the content of the paper
  • only talk about the arguments which you have really understood
  • make use of graphs and/or tables
  • link the paper as good as possible to topics / results we have discussed in class. 

The presentation should be based on slides (a projector will be available) which serve to visually support your oral presentation. Please bring 18 print-outs of your slides to class (4-6 slides per page).

Grading will be based on the slides (same grade for both students) and the presentation (individual grade per student) - both parts counting 50% towards the presentation grade. The presentation grade will count 25% of the final grade. 



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