Spring 2025  |  PA 8331 Section 001: Economic Demography (56947)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/21/2025 - 05/05/2025
Mon 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Classical theory, advanced econometric methods, recent empirical work, and available datasets for research in economic demography. Topics include the economics of mortality, fertility, migration, marriage, women's labor supply, intra-family bargaining, and age structure. Students develop critical analysis and academic discourse skills through in-depth discussions and replications of papers, presentations, referee-style writing assignments, and a term paper. prereq: Grad-level economic theory (PA 5021 or equiv) and econometrics (PA 5033 or equiv) and instructor permission
Class Notes:
Class Description:

This course will expose you to the major economic theories in demography, including those of migration, mortality, fertility, marriage, family formation, and others. We will also discuss recent empirical work on these same topics and explore the difficulties of causal inference in demography. You will have the opportunity to lead discussions and prepare lectures on demographic topics of your choice.

This course is targeted toward PhD students and master's students considering a PhD. As it is a small seminar-style class, course participation and attendance is mandatory, and a permission number is required for enrollment. Please contact the instructor with any questions, and to receive a permission number.

Who Should Take This Class?:
PhD students interested in demographic topics, regardless of degree program, and Master's students thinking about continuing their academic training in demographic-related fields
Exam Format:
No exams are given in this course.
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA8331_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
5 November 2021

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