Fall 2021 - ECON 381 D100
Labor Economics (3)
Class Number: 3031
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 19, 2021
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
1 778 782-4438
Prerequisites:ECON 201 or 301, 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.
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
- Weekly quizzes 20%
- Small writing assignments 10%
- Two midterms (15% each) 30%
- Final exam 40%
Benjamin, Gunderson, Lemiuex, Riddell, Schirle; Labour Market Economics, 9th Edition. McGraw Hill, 2021.
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