The labor market is probably the most important market in the economy, and a thorough understanding of the labor market is key for understanding the workings of the economy in general and the effects of public policy targeted to the labor market in particular, such as education policies, income taxation and benefits for the sick and the elderly. This course teaches the main themes of labor economics. The course also teaches modern design based approaches to empirical analysis that are prevalent in labor economics and supplements theoretical analysis of the labor market with empirical studies.

Course content

  • Empirical strategies in labor economics
  • Labor supply
  • Economics of education and training
  • Discrimination in the labor market
  • Incentives and personnel economics


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