- Code ECON2059
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Economics
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Economics
- Areas of interest Economics
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Kailing Shen
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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The honours section provides a theoretical and empirical discussion of labour markets. Main topics to be discussed are: labour supply, including determinants of labour market participation and hours of works; investments in human capital and returns to education; labour demand; labour market equilibrium and wage determination; discrimination in the labour markets; internal labour markets; trade unions, and macroeconomic issues related to wages and unemployment. Policy application questions will be covered whenever appropriate.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- be introducted to basic theoretical models in the labour economics literature;
- be exposed to published articles in the academic literature;
- have the ability to formally analyse policy related issues in labour economics.
A mandatory mid semester exam - 40%
3-3.5 hour final exam- 60%
Two home assignments - 20%
A mandatory mid-semester examination - 30%
3-3.5 final examination - 50%
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WorkloadFour contact hours per week (three-hour lectures and one tutorial) plus private study time
Requisite and Incompatibility
Students are advised to have a basic preparation in statistics and econometrics. In particular, students are suggested to have some skills in regression analysis and general understanding on binary choice models as well as of the maximum likelihood estimation method at the level of the undergraduate statistics/econometrics class.
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