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Bachelor 2018/2019

Labour Economics

Type: Elective course (Economics)
Area of studies: Economics
When: 3 year, 3 module
Mode of studies: Full time
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course is a 3 credit module. The course consists of lectures (20 hours) and tutorials (16 hours). The tutorials involve discussing key papers in labour economics and problem solving. Academic support for the course is provided via LMS, where students can find: guidelines and recommendations for doing the course; guidelines and recommendations for self-study; samples of assessment materials
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • provides the tools for examining some of the most challenging and interesting problems in labour market economics and which illuminates the complexities faced by policy makers
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • understanding of the model of labour supply
  • understanding of problems connected to education
  • understanding of the static theory of labour demand
  • understanding of the problems of wage formation
  • understanding of the evolution of wage inequalities
  • understanding of the assessment of policies on employment
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction
  • Labour Supply
  • Education and Human Capital
  • Labour Demand
  • Wage Discrimination
  • Labour Market Policies
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking exercise
  • non-blocking exam
  • non-blocking main content
  • non-blocking review article
  • non-blocking presentation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.3 * exam + 0.175 * exercise + 0.175 * main content + 0.175 * presentation + 0.175 * review article
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Cahuc, P., Zylberberg, A., & Carcillo, S. (2014). Labor Economics (Vol. Second Edition). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=826636

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Saibal Kar, & Debabrata Datta. (2015). Industrial and Labor Economics. Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.spr.isbuec.978.81.322.2017.6