- Code ECON2009
- Unit Value 6 units
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- describe institutions and historical trends in labour markets;
- apply basic economic analysis to a wide range of labour market issues;
- explain the sources of individual differences in wages and employment;
- interpret labour market statistics and empirical evidence in academic papers and policy reports;
- critically evaluate government policies affecting labour markets, particularly their effects on wages and employment.
- 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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130 hours in total over the semester consisting of lectures, tutorials/workshops and private study time.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3017||19 Feb 2024||26 Feb 2024||31 Mar 2024||24 May 2024||In Person||N/A|