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Advanced Public Sector Economics II (MW 23.2 - 6 CP):
Economics of Education - Summer Term 2015

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Information

  Instructor
Time 
Place
(C.-Zeiß-Str. 3)
Additional Information
Lecture
Prof. Dr. Silke Übelmesser
Mo, 12.15-13.45 SR 209 Start: April 13, 2015
Tutorial Tina Haußen
We, 10.15-11.45 SR 226 Start: April 22, 2015
Add. Group Meeting
Tina Haußen t. b. a.
t. b. a.

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

Exam

There will be a 60-minute written exam on August 13, 2015, 8.00 am in HS 3 (75 % of the final grade) and a presentation in class (25 % of the final grade).

For past exams, see >here<.


Content

This course studies different aspects of (tertiary) education. In particular, the provision and financing of 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. When it comes to political decisions about the (public or private) provision and financing of education, political-economy considerations are of importance. Finally, education and human capital as important factors for growth will be analyzed from a micro- and macroeconomics perspective and the role played by innovations.

Structure

Chapter
Lecture
Tutorial
1. Introduction
Slides

2. Supply and Demand for Higher Education
Slides
Tutorial 1
3. Financing of Higher Education
Slides
Tutorial 2
Tutorial 3
Tutorial 4
4. Political-Economy Aspects
Slides
Tutorial 5
Tutorial 6
5. Human Capital, Innovation and Growth
Slides
(22/06/2015: Changes to slides 31-34)
Tutorial 7
Tutorial 8

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 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
20 May
2015
10.20am
Hamida Afzali
Roberto Roca Paz
Subinuer Abudureyimu
The costs of higher education: repaying student loans in the US
10.40am
Bonita Kusuma Rachma
Mariia Butina
Mykhailo Tsarenko
Do high tuition fees in Indonesian universities cause an out-migration of students?
11.00am
Qiyuan Xiong
Jiatang Sun
Yangna Guo
Ting Fei
Is the expansion of enrolment a good way for universities to sustain themselves? (China)
11.25pm
Sanjoy Datta
Emil Mirzayev
Optimal way of financing tertiary education in Canada (British Colombia)
01 June
2015
12.15pm
Anastasiia Slobodianiuk
Alyona Kotova
Olga Solovyova
Impact of governmental higher education financing on the education level in Russia
12.35pm
Sophie Heubaum
Monika Bojova
Quantity or quality: Does the state educate students that are not qualified properply to find adequate jobs? (Slovakia)
12.50pm
Romina Guri
Grisildo Bajraktari
What is the adequate supply and demand of higher education? (Ablania)
13.05pm
Anna Saeva
Nodira Shoimova
Impact of education on wages in Brazil
13.20pm
Thi Quynh Chau Truong
Thu Trang Dao
Dang Thanh Nguyen
The effects of tertiary education on the United State's economic growth
29 June
2015
12.15pm
Monika Capova
Boglárka Molnár
Bob Ugwejeh
Why did the Nigerian government decreased its contribution to the funding of higher education? What was the effect of this act and which new alternative options appeared?
12.35pm
Sven Frahm
Shehab Eltogby
Anastasiya Lisina
What is the impact of the Swedish education system (with respect to changes 30 years ago) on Sweden's economic performance?
12.55pm
Mariam Kakhidze
Daviti Petriashvili
Murad Jalalov
Is demand for education relevant to labor market conditions? (Georgia)
13.15pm
Philipp Leppert
Niclas Werlich
Philipp Wegner
How is the tertiary educational structure linkes to the demographic structure of Iceland?

Presentation time:

Groups with 4 students: 20 min
Groups with 3 students: 15 min
Groups with 2 students: 10-12 min


Downloads 

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