EDUC 264 : ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL POLICY
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a grounding in how economists think about social and educational policy issues. We will cover economic models of household decision-making and stress how economists account for the costs and benefits of public (and private) programs and decisions. It is hoped that by the end of the course students will understand the theoretical frameworks economists bring to their analyses of public policy issues. Students need not be convinced that these frameworks are the only ones that could be applied to program analysis. But they should understand them sufficiently to be able to analyze a social or educational policy issue in the way that an economist would.
EDUC 265 SEM A: APPLIED REGRESSION (12436)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to research uses of regression models and the statistical analysis of longitudinal data. Topics will include a review of the OLS regression model, logistic regressions models, causation and natural experiments, descriptive techniques for longitudinal data, event-history methods, and various other techniques for analyzing longitudinal data.