Welcome back! This week, the Economics Department will host the annual Finance Symposium. This year’s guests are Eric Hanushek and Andy Reschovsky, two economists who research education finance reform. I think it will be a lively and engaging debate. I highly encourage you to attend.
It will be this Thursday, March 22nd in Masters 110 (Mara) at 7:00pm.
If you do attend, blog about it! Again, this will count as an extra credit or make-up blog post if you missed one. As you listen to their arguments, think about what sort of econometric tools they might have used to come to their conclusions, what kind of hypotheses are they making about their data, what kind of assumptions go into their arguments.