Fall 2023 - ECON 280 D100
Introduction to Labor Economics (3)
Class Number: 4448
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 17, 2023
Sun, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
1 778 782-3403
Prerequisites:ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-.
Basic analysis of the labor market and the industrial relations system with emphasis on the major issues of public policy in Canada. Students who have taken COMM 280, ECON 301, 305 or 381 may not take ECON 280 for further credit. Quantitative.
An introduction to economic theory and empirical work in the context of labour markets. We will discuss basic analysis of the labour market and industrial relations systems, with emphasis on major issues in public policy. There will be required readings from the text book.
The ultimate goal of the course is to sharpen your economic thinking and develop a critical sense of how to evaluate labour market policy. We will find that policy assessment is crucially based on some economic model in the back of your mind. I hope to bring this insight to the front of your mind. We will spend considerable time evaluating models in the context of policy, and policy in the context of models.
- Assignments 30%
- Midterm 25%
- Final 45%
An Introduction to the Canadian Labour Market, by Helmar Drost and J. Richard Hird, Nelson, 4th edition, 2014
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