Project Overview

Demand and Supply for Computer Science Education

Faculty Sponsor

Yang Song (




The goal of this research project is to analyze the changing demand and supply for computer science education. Under the supervision of the faculty adviser, the student research assitants will help conduct a thorough literature review on this topic, putting together an annotated bibliography. We will also collect data and information on the rising demand for computer science talents as well as data and policy changes on changing supply for computer science education at the K-12 and post-secondary levels across countries, as well as across states in the U.S.. Upon successful data collection and empirical strategy design, we may conduct statistical analyses on the effects of policy changes (such as mandatory coding courses in college, or expansion in computer science education at the high school or college level) on the short-run and long-run technological innovation, major choice, and labor market outcomes. We may also explore gender and racial diversity initiatives in the computer science field and their effectiveness. 

Student Qualifications

Proficiency in Word and Excel, Resourcefulness and Thoroughness in Information Collection, Analytical Thinking, ECON 151 or equivalent (Introduction to Economics).  
Preferred but not required: Ability to scrape data from websites and PDFs, Stata. 

Number of Student Researchers

2 students

Project Length

10 weeks

Applications open on 01/03/2021 and close on 03/22/2021

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