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040298 UK Labor Economics (BA) (2017W)

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

Lecturer: Lennart Ziegler

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max. 50 participants
Language: Englisch

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 05.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 06.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 12.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 13.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 19.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 20.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 27.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 09.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 10.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 16.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 17.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 23.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 24.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 30.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 01.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 07.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 14.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 15.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 11.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 12.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 18.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 19.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 25.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Content

This course aims at introducing students to the theory and empirics of labour 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 applied microeconometrics and intermediate microeconomics.

Assessment and permitted materials

The assessment consists of a final exam (40%), a midterm exam (30%), presentation of research papers (20%) and in-class participation (10%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

All covered material is relevant for the exams.

Reading list

- 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.

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