Economics of Education I

The aims of this course are to provide students with the tools to analyse education from an economic perspective. For this purpose, the course introduces students to the literature on the Economics of Education and to related literature from other fields of economics (e.g. Public Finance, Labour economics, etc.) that have a bearing on education. The course is specifically targeted to dealing with some of the major economic issues related to education in the South African context. The historical inequity in access and quality of education makes it a highly charged and very important issue in South Africa, with major implications also for the labour market.

Course instructors: Servaas van der Berg, Pierre de Villiers, and Nic Spaull

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BER Weekly

6 July 2020
The main domestic data event over the past week was the release of the 2020Q1 GDP figures. Although not as poor as feared, the data still highlighted just how weak the SA economy was even before the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis hit with full force in 2020Q2. In other domestic news, a heated debate is raging about the fiscal consolidation outlined in...

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BER Weekly

6 July 2020
The main domestic data event over the past week was the release of the 2020Q1 GDP figures. Although not as poor as feared, the data still highlighted just how weak the SA economy was even before the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis hit with full force in 2020Q2. In other domestic news, a heated debate is raging about the fiscal consolidation outlined in...

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