This course 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 makets; 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:
- apply economic analysis to a wide range of labour market issues;
- be exposed to the empirical analysis of contemporary issues in labour economics;
- be able to examine a number of important policy issues.
- A mandatory mid semester exam - 40% (40) [LO null]
- 2.5 hour final exam - 60% (60) [LO null]
- Two home assignments - 20% (20) [LO null]
- A Mandatory mid semester examination - 30% (30) [LO null]
- 2.5 hour final exam - 50% (50) [LO null]
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Two 1-hour lectures and one tutorial per week.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3693||22 Feb 2021||01 Mar 2021||31 Mar 2021||28 May 2021||In Person||N/A|