• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics

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 markets; internal labour markets; trade unions, and macroeconomic issues related to wages and unemployment. Policy application questions will be covered whenever appropriate

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. be introduced to basic theoretical models in the labour economics literature;
  2. be exposed to published articles in the academic literature;
  3. have the ability to formally analyse policy related issues in labour economics.

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

A mandatory mid semester exam - 40%

3-3.5 hour final exam - 60%

Or;

Two home assignments - 20%

A mandatory mid semester examination - 30%

3-3.5 hour final exam - 60%

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Workload

8-10 hours per week

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed the equivalent of, or have concurrent enrolment in ECON8025. Incompatible with ECON4441.

Assumed Knowledge

Students are advised to have basic preparation in statistics and econometrics. In particular, students are suggested to have some skills in regression analysis and general understanding of binary choice models as well as of the maximum likelihood estimation method at the level of the undergraduate statistics/econometrics class.

Fees

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

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Student Contribution 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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2946 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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