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.
- Wednesday, 8:30 – 10.00 s.t., Ludwigstr. 28, RG 024
- Chapter 1: Labour Supply
- Chapter 2: Labour Demand
- Chapter 3: Econometric Methods
- Chapter 4: Payroll Taxes
- Chapter 5: Human Capital
- Chapter 6: Wage Structure
- Chapter 7: Minimum Wages
- Chapter 7: Minimum Wages II
- Chapter 8: Unemployment
- Chapter 9: Labor Mobility
- Chapter 10: Discrimination
- Please prepare the handouts you received last time for the lecture on January 15th. If you couldn’t be there and did not get the handout, please contact Natalia Danzer.
- 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.