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040298 UK Labor Economics (BA) (2018W)

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

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 04.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 05.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 11.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 12.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 18.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 19.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 25.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 08.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 09.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 15.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 16.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 22.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 23.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 29.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 30.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 06.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 07.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 13.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 14.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 10.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 11.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 17.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 18.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 24.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

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 econometrics and microeconomics (as taught in core courses).

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.

Association in the course directory

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