1. Introduction 4 items
    1. Week 1 4 items
      1. Human capital: a theoretical and empirical analysis, with special reference to education - Gary Stanley Becker, Dawson Books c1993 (electronic book)

        Book Optional Part One presents the original theoretical analysis of human capital, as it was introduced by Becker in 1964.

  2. Health 13 items
    1. The textbook for this section is "Introduction to Health Economics," edited by Lorna Guinness and Virginia Wiseman. 

    2. Week 2 5 items
      1. The Market for Pharmaceuticals - Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann

        Chapter Essential

      2. The Big Sleep - The New Yorker

        Webpage Optional An interesting peek into the development of a pharmaceutical.

    3. Week 3 2 items
    4. Week 4 3 items
    5. Tutorial 2 (Week 5) 2 items
      1. Cost Effectiveness of Establishing a Neonatal Screening Programme for Phenylketonuria in Libya - Erikas Sladkevicius, Rodney J. Pollitt, Ali Mgadmi, Julian F. Guest 11/2010

        Article Essential Essential reading after the tutorial.

      2. Critique of an Economic Evaluation Using the Drummond Checklist - Christopher M. Doran 11/2010

        Article Essential Required reading AFTER the tutorial.

  3. Class Test 1 item
    1. Week 5 1 item
      1. There will be no lecture in Week 5: instead, the Class Test will be held during lecture time. 

  4. Education 22 items
    1. The textbook for this section is "What's the Good of Education?," edited by Stephen Machin and Anna Vignoles. 

    2. Week 6 5 items
      1. Mapping the Economics of Education. An Introductory Essay - Henry M. Levin 1989

        Article Optional I highly recommend this article, as it provides a great introduction to the field of education economics. However, as the textbook chapters are more essential, I have downgraded this reading to "optional." Consider it "optional - but recommended"!

      2. Does Schooling Cause Growth? - Mark Bils, Peter J Klenow 12/2000

        Article Optional

    3. Week 7 5 items
      1. The Determinants of Earnings: A Behavioral Approach - Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Melissa Osborne 12/2001

        Article Essential Introduction only (pp. 1137-1141).

      2. Evaluating the effect of education on earnings: models, methods and results from the National Child Development Survey - Richard Blundell, Lorraine Dearden, Barbara Sianesi 2005

        Article Optional This article is the basis for much of the results reported in Chapter 7 of the textbook.

      3. A Primer on Linear Regression - Mark F. Bellemare

        Document Optional This reading is ESSENTIAL if you have not taken econometrics.

      4. A Primer on Causality - Mark F. Bellemare

        Document Optional This reading is ESSENTIAL if you have not taken econometrics, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED even if you have.

    4. Tutorial 3 (week 7) 1 item
      1. School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups - Ofer Malamud, Cristian Pop-Eleches 12/2011

        Article Essential Introduction and background section required; rest of the paper optional.

    5. Week 8 5 items
      1. The Role of Credentials in the Canadian Labour Market - Ana M. Ferrer and W. Craig Riddell 2002

        Article Optional

      2. The case against education: why our education system is a waste of time and money - Bryan Douglas Caplan, EBSCO Publishing (Firm) 2018 (electronic book)

        Book Optional

    6. Week 9 4 items
    7. Tutorial 4 (week 9) 1 item
      1. Dearing Report 1997 - full text

        Webpage Essential Chapter 18 required; other chapters optional.

  5. Childhood Investments 9 items
    1. Week 10 3 items
      1. The Productivity Argument for Investing in Young Children - James J. Heckman, Dimitriy V. Masterov 09/2007

        Article Essential You can safely skip the section which reviews early childhood programmes, as these are covered in Currie (2001).

      2. Education, Health and Wages - James J Heckman, John Eric Humphries, Greg Veramendi, Sergio S. Urzua 2014

        Article Optional

    2. Week 11 4 items
      1. Worms: Identifying Impacts on Education and Health in the Presence of Treatment Externalities - Edward Miguel, Michael Kremer 01/2004

        Article Essential Required reading: pp. 159-175 only.

      2. Worms at work: Long-run Impacts of a Child Health Investment - Sarah Baird, Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel 2015

        Webpage Essential

      3. Worms at work: Long-run Impacts of a Child Health Investment - Sarah Baird, Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kramer, Edward Miguel

        Article  If the link above doesn't work, try this one.

      4. The Illusion of Sustainability - M. Kremer, E. Miguel 01/08/2007

        Article Essential

    3. Tutorial 5 (week 11) 2 items
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