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EC9C5: Topics in Labour Economics

  • Roland Rathelot

    Module Leader
  • Manuel Bagues

    Module Lecturer
12 CATS - Department of Economics
Spring Module

Principal Aims

EC9C5-12 Topics in Labour Economics

Principal Learning Outcomes

Have a strategic overview and a detailed understanding of developments in advanced labour economics. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Oral examination and submitted assessment.

Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key developments in advanced labour economics. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Oral examination .

Autonomously pursue their own original research agenda in the forefront of the field of labour economics. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Seminars and background reading. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: submitted assessment.

Syllabus

Illustrative topics might include:

• Productivity; labour supply (static and dynamic); labour demand (the individual firm and industry labour demand, application: the effect of the minimum wage on labour demand), retirement.

• Human capital: the basic human capital model, estimating returns to education; human capital versus signalling; education production functions; peer effects; training.

• Search and matching; search and matching theory; empirical papers on search and matching;

• Discrimination; Migration; Productivity; Crime.

Context

Optional Module
L1PJ - Year 2
Pre or Co-requisites
Satisfactory completion of MRes year 1

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
Assessment 1 (50%) - Eligible for self-certification: Yes (Extension), Assessment 2 (50%) - Eligible for self-certification: No CATS:
Exam Timing
N/A

Reading Lists