This curricular unit aims at learning the theoretical-conceptual basis and the interdisciplinarity associated with the economics of education with the objectives of developing an understanding, based on critical reflection, of how economic theory is helpful for the study of the educational reality and stimulating the ability to build new advanced knowledge based on the Economics of Education. It also intends to develop the ability to use the knowledge acquired to create educational programs promoting entrepreneurial skills.
Akerlof, G. A. & Kranton, R. E. (2002). Identity and schooling: some lessons for the economics of education. Journal of Economic Literature, XL, 1167-1201.
Carrasqueira, H. (2016). Economia e Educação. Working Paper. Faro: Escola Superior de Gestão, Hotelaria e Turismo.
Johnes, G. & Johnes, J. (Org.) (2004). International Handbook on the Economics of Education. Northanptom: Edward Elger Publishing Ltd.
Koch, A. et al. (2015). Behavioral economics of education. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 115, 3-17.
Lavecchia, A M. et al. (2014). Behavioral Economics of Education: Progress and Possibilities. Working Paper. Cambridge: National Bureau of Economic Research.
Lopes, M. C. (2010). Economia da Educação e Formação. Lisboa: Angelus Novus.
Pereira, P. T. & Martins, P. S. (2002). Is there a return-risk link in Education?. Economic Letters, 75, 31-37.
Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.