Universität Wien FIND

040224 PS Topics in Labor Economics (BA) (2021W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 05.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 12.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 19.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 23.11. 08:00 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 30.11. 08:00 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 07.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 11.01. 08:00 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 18.01. 08:00 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 25.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

IMPORTANT: Due to the current situation, the Proseminar will be given online via live streams. Students are expected to virtually attend all sessions, which take place during the scheduled time slots and can be accessed via the Moodle group of the course.


In this Proseminar, students will write and present an essay in the field of labor economics. This area of research involves many interesting topics such as unemployment, discrimination and earnings inequality.

At the beginning of the Proseminar will be an introduction to the core elements of writing a scientific essay. Student will learn how to state a research question, review related studies and structure the essay.

Following the introduction, essay concepts will be presented in class, which allows to receive feedback from peers to further improve the essay.

At the end of the Proseminar, students will have acquired important writing and presentation skills, which are useful for future assignments such as the Bachelor thesis.

Note that it is not possible to write the Bachelor thesis as part of this Proseminar. The course is solely meant as preparation.

Assessment and permitted materials

The assessment is based on the presentations, peer feedback and the written essay.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Submission of essay concept, essay draft and final essay within the respective deadlines.
- Presentation of essay concept and essay draft at scheduled dates.

Examination topics

Students will choose a research question on their own.

Reading list

Research papers in labor economics and adjacent fields.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 24.09.2021 10:47