• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
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This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.

This course provides a broad introduction to the economic analysis of labour market issues. The topics to be covered are: labour supply, including determinants of labour market participation and hours of works; labour demand; labour market equilibrium and wage determination; compensating wage differentials; investments in human capital and returns to education; earnings distribution; labour mobility; labour market discrimination; role of unions; incentive pay; and unemployment. Policy applications will be emphasized.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. describe institutions and historical trends in labour markets;
  2. apply basic economic analysis to a wide range of labour market issues;
  3. explain the sources of individual differences in wages and employment;
  4. interpret labour market statistics and empirical evidence in academic papers and policy reports;
  5. critically evaluate government policies affecting labour markets, particularly their effects on wages and employment.

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessment may consist of a Final Exam, mid-semester exam(s), quizzes, assignments or some combination thereof. See the Class Summary for details. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

130 hours in total over the semester consisting of lectures, tutorials/workshops and private study time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed or concurrent enrolment in ECON2101.

Prescribed Texts

See Class Summary

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $4560
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5820
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3290 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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