Affiliated Faculty — Ph.D., Stanford University
Associate Professor, Department of Finance
ECO 330T • Econ Princ Of Managerl Decisns
MW 200pm-330pm UTC 3.102
OPEN TO NONMAJORS. TOPICS MAY INCLUDE ECONOMIC THEORY, APPLICATIONS, AND POLICY. ECONOMICS 330T AND 350K MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED UNLESS THE TOPICS VARY.
PREREQUISITE: COMPLETION OF AT LEAST THIRTY SEMESTER HOURS OF COURSEWORK, AND ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.
COURSE NUMBER MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WHEN THE TOPICS VARY.
This course provides an introduction to the economics of gender, focusing on the use of microeconomic tools to understand women's experiences, both in the family and in the labor market. The primary goal of the course is to develop your ability to study, analyze, and ultimately reach informed opinions about the numerous policy questions that arise with respect to gender. To help develop this ability, we will draw on economic models of the family, fertility, and labor markets and discuss the relevant empirical evidence.
Topics that will be covered include 1. marriage 2. household bargaining within the family 3. fertility decisions 4. labor supply decisions of women and occupational choice 5. the work/family tradeoff 6. discrimination in the labor market 7. policies such as maternity leave and welfare reform