Shafee Mohammed
ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL POLICY
2016
Greg J. Duncan
Problem Set for Week 3 (Week of January 18). These problems are due Friday, January 22, by
3pm by email or in my mailbox. LABEL THE AXES OF ALL OF YOUR GRAPHS VERY
CLE

ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL POLICY
2015
Greg J. Duncan
Problem Set for Week 2 (Week of January 11). These problems are due Friday, January 15, by
3pm by email or in my mailbox.
1. The president of a small liberal arts college tells you th

ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS 2016
Greg J. Duncan
Problem Set for Week 1 (Week of January 4). These problems are due Friday, January 8, by 3pm
by email or in my mailbox on the 3rd floor.
1. Using words accessible to a high-school freshman, but not found in Brownin

ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS 2016
Greg J. Duncan
Problem Set for Week 1 (Week of January 4). These problems are due Friday, January 8, by 3pm
by email or in my mailbox on the 3rd floor.
1. Using words accessible to a high-school freshman, but not found in Brownin

1.
How Economists Analyze
Problems of Scarcity and Choice
Knowing how to simplify ones description of reality without neglecting
anything essential is the most important part of the economists art.
James Duesenberry, Business Cycles and Economic Growth,
1

ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL POLICY
2016
Greg J. Duncan
Problem Set for Week 4 (Week of January 25). These problems are due Friday, January 29th, by 3pm by email or
in my mailbox. LABEL THE AXES OF ALL OF YOUR GRAPHS VERY CLEARLY.
1. a. Fo

ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL POLICY
2016
Greg J. Duncan
Problem Set for Week 6 (Week of February 8). These problems are due Friday, February 12, by 3pm by email or
in my mailbox.
1. Women receive lower wages, on average, than men of equal

ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS 2016
Greg J. Duncan
Problem Set for Week 8-9 (Weeks of February 22nd and 29th). These problems are due Friday,
March 4th, by 3pm by email or in my mailbox.
1. External costs are bad, and government intervention to reduce them is justi

ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS 2015
Greg J. Duncan
Problem Set for Week 7 (Week of February 15). These problems are due Friday, February 19, by
3pm by email or in my mailbox.
1. After World War II a group of cognitive psychologists started an early childhood
interv

ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL POLICY
2016
Greg J. Duncan
Problem Set for Week 5 (Week of February 1). These problems are due Friday, February 5, by
3pm by email or in my mailbox.
1. Suppose there is a proposal to provide poor peoople with h