The course is open to all CEU faculty and staff
Elective Course, Higher Education Policy Specialization
The course will familiarize students with 1) key concepts of economic theory and 2) econometric approaches that are commonly used by policy makers and researchers to conceptualize and study higher education institutions and the students that attend them. Through a combination of conceptual and empirical readings, group discussions, and two individual assignments, course participants will explore a range of topic areas relevant to higher education policy, such as the economic and non-economic benefits of higher education, theories of cost increase in higher education, and the role of higher education in national skills training systems.
Through the critical assessment of higher education research from a range of national contexts, course participants will also learn about the strengths and limitations of various econometric techniques. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to make theoretically grounded and evidence-based arguments in areas of higher education policy such as higher education finance, access and equity policies, and skills training policies.