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, Hendrik van Broekhuizen and Nic Spaull

Work programme

BER Weekly

19 February 2018
It was a dramatic week on the local front with the resignation of former President Jacob Zuma, the swearing in of a new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Friday. This follows weeks of speculation following Ramaphosa's ascension to the position of ANC president last December. In this edition of the weekly review,...

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