Fall 2019 - ECON 381 D100
Labor Economics (3)
Class Number: 3023
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 4, 2019
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
1 778 782-4438
Prerequisites:ECON 201 or 301; 60 units.
Analysis of the economics of the labor market with particular emphasis on wage determination, the concept of full employment, and manpower policies. Quantitative.
Labour economics studies a market that is of intense interest for many upper-division university students: the market for workers. We will discuss topics such as labour supply, labour demand, wage determination, human capital (education and training), discrimination, unemployment, and labour market policy.
- Data and evidence in labour economics
- Labour supply
- Labour demand
- Wages and employment in the labour market
- Human capital
- Discrimination and wage differentials
- Unions and collective bargaining
- Additional topics as selected by the students
- Midterm 1 25%
- Midterm 2 25%
- Final exam 50%
- Bonus points (up to 10% of grade) can be earned through consistent attendance and participation in lectures and tutorials.
Benjamin, Gunderson, Lemieux and Riddell, Labour Market Economics, 8th edition. McGraw-Hill Ryerson 2017.
Used copies of the 7th edition are also acceptable. You will not need access to the online resources.
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