• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics, Management
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Kailing Shen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will:

  • 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.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • A mandatory mid semester exam - 40%
  • 2.5 hour final exam - 60%
  • Two home assignments - 20%
  • A Mandatory mid semester examination - 30%
  • 2.5 hour final exam - 50%

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Workload

Two 1-hour lectures and one tutorial per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed or concurrent enrolment in ECON 2101/2111 Microeconomics 2 (P or H). Incompatible with ECON 2059 Labour Economics & Industrial Relations (H)

Majors

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4140
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3416 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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