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040298 UK Labor Economics (BA) (2021S)

Track in Policy Evaluation

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
DIGITAL

An/Abmeldung

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Details

max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 03.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 04.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 10.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 11.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 17.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 18.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 24.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 25.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 14.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 15.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 21.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 22.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 28.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 29.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 05.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 06.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 19.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 20.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 26.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 27.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 09.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 10.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 16.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 17.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 23.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

IMPORTANT: Due to the current situation, the course will be given online via live streams. Students are expected to virtually attend all lecture live streams, which take place during the scheduled time slots and can be accessed via the Moodle group of the course. Midterm exam, final exam and student presentations will also be done online.

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Content

This course aims at introducing students to the theory and empirics of labor economics. We will discuss the prevalent economic theories and examine recent empirical evidence, with an emphasis on the application of appropriate empirical methods. Covered topics include labour supply, the role of education and skills, unemployment, discrimination, earnings inequality and labour market policies.

Typical research questions in labour economics are: What are the returns to schooling? What is the impact of technical change on jobs and wages? Why are women paid less? How does unemployment insurance affect labour supply?

Course goals

At the end of the course, students should have a comprehensive understanding of the labour market and be able to analyse related policy questions. Based on their knowledge of analytical tools and methods, they should be able to critically judge research conducted in labour economics.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of econometrics and microeconomics (as taught in core courses).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The assessment consists of a midterm exam (35%), a final exam (35%), presentation of research papers (15%) and in-class participation (15%).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

All covered material is relevant for the exams.

Literatur

- George J. Borjas. Labor Economics, 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015.
- Selected research papers
- Supplementary reading: Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke. Mastering 'Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect. Princeton University Press, 2014.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:25