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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

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

Teaching and learning methods

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TypeHours
Independent Study150
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

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

Mostly Harmless Econometrics. 

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

Labor Economics. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 10%
Essay  ( words) 90%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Exam 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase reading texts as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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