Summer 2023 - ECON 381 D100
Labor Economics (3)
Class Number: 2747
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
1 778 782-3403
Prerequisites:ECON 201 with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.
Analysis of the economics of the labor market with particular emphasis on the roles of skills, technology, discrimination, market power, family life, and public policy in determining wages and working conditions. Quantitative.
The goal of this course is to develop the skills to apply a systematic approach to analyzing important labour market issues. This approach includes developing appropriate theoretical frameworks (e.g. supply and demand; human capital theory; compensating differentials), learning to apply them to specific institutional contexts (unregulated markets; highly regulated markets; centralized bargaining) and incorporating data and empirical evidence.
We will apply our analytical approach to several issues of immediate interest, including labour market policy responses to COVID-19, systemic labour market discrimination and the (low) wages of “essential” personal care workers.
- Assignments 50%
- Quizzes 50%
D. Benjamin, M. Gunderson, T. Lemieux and W.C. Riddell, Labour Market Economics, McGraw Hill, 8th edition, 2017.
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