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Education and Economics: Disciplinary Evolution and Policy Discourse

Saumen Chattopadhyay


This book explores various conceptualizations of education in economic theory and how this has influenced policymaking in education. Despite the relative dominance of human capital theory in economics of education as a sub-discipline of economics and neo-liberalism as an overarching framework in policy discourse, the alternative perspectives to understand and appreciate the role of education in socio-economic development deserve immediate attention. The book deconstructs the interface between economic theory and education in order to unravel the various ways in which education plays a role in ... More

Keywords: education, economics of education, economic theory, human capital theory, knowledge economy, education policy, public goods, indian education system, development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198082255
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082255.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saumen Chattopadhyay, author
Jawaharlal Nehru University