Sozialpolitik und Arbeitsmärkte



Vorlesung: Labour Economics

Description and Aim of Course (Syllabus)

This course is an introduction to labor economics with an emphasis on applied micro-economic theory and empirical analysis. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with traditional and contemporary topics in labor economics, including: labor supply and demand, wage structure and inequality, minimum wages, human capital, education production, collective bargaining, unemployment benefits, employment protection, family policies and discrimination.

Course Dates

  • Wednesday, 8:30 – 10.00 s.t., Ludwigstr. 28, RG 024

Course Material


  • Prerequisites are an introductory course in microeconomics and a course in empirical economics.


  •  The evaluation will be based on a 1 hour written exam.
  •  Exam date and time: Monday, 3 Feb. 2014, 16:30-17:30
  •  Location: Theresienstr. 39, B 006

Required texts are selected chapters from

  • Borjas, George J. Labor Economics. 6th International edition. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2013. ISBN: 978-007-132620-9.
  • Boeri, Tito and van Ours, Jan, The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets, 2008.

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