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The course is an introduction to the field of labor economics. The purpose of the course is to provide students with theoretical and empirical tools enabling them to develop a research project in labor economics. It provides a broad overview of theoretical models and empirical methods in the most traditional topics of labor economics, with a focus on labour market institutions and labour market policies. Topics to be covered in first part of the course include: labour supply and family coordination of time allocation, labour demand, minimum wages, labour market equilibrium, and wage structure. The second part of the course will focus on trade unions and bargaining, unemployment, unemployment insurance and active labour market policies. For each topic, theoretical contributions are proposed and compared to existing empirical evidence, in order to provide students interested in working on empirical analyses with a theoretical framework.
- To understand the factors that determine the outcomes observed in labor markets in today's globalized world.- To understand how workers, firms, unions and the government interact in the labor market and how these interactions are transferred to economic indicators observed.- To be able to evaluate the importance of public policy in the context of the labor market.- To be able to analyze different aspects of real world labor markets.
First part of the course:1. The Classical Model of Labor Supply2. Labor Supply Decisions and the Family3. Demand for Labor, Minimum Wages and Labor Market Equilibrium4. The Wage StructureSecond part of the course:1. Trade Unions and Bargaining2. Unemployment and Unemployment Insurance3. Active Labour Market Policies
First Assessment period
The course grade in the first assessment period will be based on two assignments and a written final exam. During the course students will be required to present one of the papers proposed in the reading list (10% of final grade) and to solve a problem set (40% of final grade). All details will be discussed during the lectures.
The two assignments - the presentation and the problem set - will account for 50% of the final grade.
Grading scheme: Assignments 50% Final Exam 50%
Second Assessment period
The grade in the second assessment period will be exclusively based on a written retake exam (100% of the final grade).
To present one of the papers proposed in the reading list.
To solve a problem set.