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EC318 - Labour Economics

  • Module code: EC318
  • Module name: Labour Economics
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to introduce students to key theories in the analysis of labour markets and to develop both a knowledge of empirical evidence and the capacity to evaluate critically the evidence available. The module will introduce students to recent developments in labour economics research and at the same time discuss policy relevant topics.

Principal learning outcomes

Demonstrate proficiency in study and research skills such as data skills; mathematical/statistical skills; communicating their knowledge and understanding to others, verbally and in writing; reviewing the relevant literature and evidence. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Economic Principles; Introductory labour economics, by applying the microeconomic techniques acquired in earlier economics modules; the operation of both supply and demand in the labour market and its institutional features; theories which seek to explain international differences in labour market behaviour; research issues; understanding of how to approach an economic problem from the perspective of a contemporary researcher in economics. Demonstrate capacity of analytical thinking, reasoning and application; critical, creative and strategic thinking; abstraction and problem solving; policy evaluation and the analysis of institutions; applying critical analysis to the topics of the module, formulating concepts and hypotheses, and showing how they are tested in relevant literature.

Timetabled teaching activities

20 Lecture hours and 2 Support and Feedback classes.

Departmental link

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/current/modules/ec318

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EC318-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Test 20%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 80%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed Visiting/Exchange PART YEAR ONLY 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4