Family Economics

Weekly Meetings

Sundays
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Harper 102

Leah Umanskiy

Leah Umanskiy

Cohort Leader

Eric Karsten

Eric Karsten

Cohort Leader

Our aim will be to gain a solid understanding of the ideas of Family Economics as they were first consider by Gary Becker by reading op-eds and a few economics papers (aiming for 4 op-eds and 3 papers). We will also introduce topics that are not explicitly related to economics, but can be analyzed with economic thinking.

We will use the first two quarters in conjunction to learn coding and paper reading so that we can do coding activities in the context of the papers. This way, our papers and coding activities complement each other and hopefully are more accessible and insightful.

Objectives
– Learn R in the context of the papers we read
– Explore marriage as a market decision
– Read papers which explore the tradeoffs between market and family production
– Touch on other labor issues such as gender economics in its relation to family economics
– Write some awesome original research