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Economics of Education


Dr. Larissa Zierow and Dr. Sven Resnjanskij


In this course you will learn to apply both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory as well as econometric methods to analyze fundamental questions regarding education and human capital. What are the long-term gains from education for the society and the individual? Why do people invest time, money and other resources in education? How can we measure human capital? How can education be efficiently provided? Can education help to create a more equal society?

The course relies heavily on economic methods. The prerequisites for the course are

• Microeconomics I & II

• Macroeconomics I & II

• Econometrics I & II (Empirische Ökonomie I & II)


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