Conferences at Department of Economics, University of Toronto, RCEF 2012: Cities, Open Economies, and Public Policy

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Behavioral Economics of Education: Some Puzzles, Progress, and Possibilities

Philip Oreopoulos

Building: Emanuel College
Room: Room 119
Last modified: 2012-07-13

Abstract


This talk will look at

 

1. The puzzle of high returns to schooling

2. Why it's difficult to explain puzzle with traditional investment model

3. Concepts from psychology and sociology that may help

4. Some policy proposals based on the behavioral approach and empirical evidence

5. Possibilities for further research


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