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ECON6007 Labour Economics

Module Overview

The course discusses in details some of the most important topics in labour economics research by bringing the theory to the data using a combination of empirical methodologies.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake academic research in labour economics and to work as professional labour economists.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss key issues related to current research in labour economics
  • Employ modern theoretical and empirical techniques to analyse research questions in labour economics.
  • Use theoretical models and data to address policy questions in labour economics
  • Conduct independent empirical analysis of data using micro econometric techniques common in labour economics

Syllabus

We will study three main topics: • Labour supply • Labour demand • Human capital

Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Independent Study80
Teaching20
Total study time100

Resources & Reading list

Cahuc, Pierre, and Carrillo Stephane, and Andre Zyberberg (2014). Labor Economics. 

Labor Economics. 

Mostly Harmless Econometrics. 

Readings are mainly from journal articles and research papers that will be provided during the course. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 10%
Essay  ( words) 90%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Exam 100%
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