Fall 2022 - ECON 381 D100
Labor Economics (3)
Class Number: 3762
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 15, 2022
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
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 course describes institutional aspects and recent trends in the Canadian labour market and introduces labour market models that seek to explain the behaviour of labour market participants. These models are applied to analyze labour market policies. We will think about the choice of the households to provide labour and the choice of the firms to hire the workers, how the wages are determined, and how government policies and unions affect the wages and employment. We will also try to analyze the decisions about acquiring human capital, effects of immigration, and some aspects of discrimination.
- Household Decisions about Labour Supply
- Labour Demand
- Quasi-Fixed Costs
- Labour Market Equilibrium & Wage Differentials
- Human Capital
- Discrimination & Wage Differentials
- Labour Unions
- Online Quizzes 10%
- Midterm Test 25%
- Assignments 25%
- Final Exam 40%
Dwayne Benjamin, Morley Gunderson, Thomas Lemieux, Craig Riddell, TammySchirle (2017), Labour Market Economics, 9th edition, McGraw-Hill
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