Academic Catalog

ECON694 ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION HEALTH AND HUMAN CAPITAL II

Course Code: 3110694
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Economics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AYSIT TANSEL
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The main aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the economic theory of human capital and its applications in the study of various topics in human behavior. Education will be covered only marginally since it is emphasized in Econ 693. The various other applications in this course include investment in children, fertility, fertility and development, discrimination, health, health and development, aging individuals and the society and various aspects of skilled and unskilled, national and international migration. The basic theory underlying these topics and empirical approaches to hypothesis testing will be emphasized.