Lecture in 2017 (Keio University)
LABOR ECONOMICS A
ECONOMICS OF FAMILY AND EDUCATION A
Economics is a powerful tool for interpreting the facts about education and families. It also allows us to predict and evaluate the consequences of education and family policies using econometric methods.
The lecture combines economic theory and statistical methods to examine current important issues in these fields. Topics include (but will not be limited to): human capital theory, household models, family education decision, fertility, marriage market, intergenerational transmission of inequality, and the interpretation of empirical facts based on Japanese and international data. Students are expected to have mastered microeconomics using basic calculus, elementary statistics, and some statistical software including Microsoft Excel.
LABOR ECONOMICS (ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION)
This course is the second in a two-part sequence of graduate courses in labor economics. The aim of the sequence is to acquaint students with issues and methods in modern labor economics. The sequence focuses on methodological issues and emphasizes the interaction between economic theory and empirical work. In this course, I plan to focus on economics of education and human capital, although I will touch upon other topics whenever I feel necessary. I will also explain a number of empirical applications that evaluate the effects of relevant policies. Advanced-undergraduate level microeconomics and econometrics are required.