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040168 UK Labor Economics (MA) (2019S)

Track in Macroeconomic Policy and Policy Evaluation

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 08.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 13.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 15.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 20.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 22.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 27.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 29.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 03.04. 09:45 - 11:15 PC-Seminarraum 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Friday 05.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 10.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 12.04. 09:45 - 11:15 PC-Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Friday 03.05. 09:45 - 11:15 PC-Seminarraum 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 08.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 10.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 15.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 17.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 22.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 24.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 29.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 31.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 05.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 07.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 12.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 14.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 19.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 21.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Wednesday 26.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 28.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course consists of two main blocks, which further divide in sub-topics:

1) Empirical Methods
1.a) Economics and Data
1.b) Empirical Methodologies
1.c) Applications of Empirical Methods
1.d) Inequality in Economics

2) Macroeconomic theories of the Labor Market
2.a) Search models
2.b) Applications of Search models

Assessment and permitted materials

Evaluation consists of three components:

(20%) A group presentation of a research paper
(40%) A midterm exam
(40%) The submission of an original research proposal

The group presentation will assess how effectively the ideas contained in a research paper are conveyed to the audience. To this end, I will evaluate

- Precision in exposition
- Competence: how well the research, its strength and limits, is understood, and how questions are answered
- Clarity: how easy it is for the audience to understand the content of the paper
- Professionalism: how the presentation is built

A good research proposal will be one that includes
- an original research question
- a decent motivation for why such question might be interesting
- a placement of the question in the literature on the subject
- a plan of how the question is supposed to be answered

The research proposal could be used as a starting point for a Master Thesis but need not be.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course aims at introducing the students to the tools and topics of empirical and quantitative research in Labor and Macroeconomics. Particular emphasis will be put on how to look at theories and data together, and on how to answer economic questions making use of both. By the end of the course, students are expected to have acquired a good understanding of when the most widespread empirical methods can and should be used, what are the main economic theories of inequality in labor markets and what implications these have for our interpretation of the data.

Examination topics

The lecture comprises 4 hours per week covering both theory and exercises.

Reading list

- "Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion", by Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-
Steffen Pischke
- The Handbook of Labor Economics (2010)

Association in the course directory

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