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EC9C5: Topics in Labour Economics

  • Roland Rathelot

    Module Leader
12 CATS - Department of Economics

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 " Enable students to 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%), Assessment 2 (50%)
Exam Timing
N/A

Reading Lists