Fall 2022 - ECON 483 D100
Selected Topics in Economics (3)
Class Number: 3766
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 18, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
1 778 782-3444
Prerequisites:To be determined by the instructor subject to approval by the department chair.
The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students.
Economic inequality: theories and evidence. We examine recent models and evidence on inequality of wealth, income, and status in the context of marriage and labor markets. Topics will include measurement of genetic influence on economic outcomes, equilibrium matching models, and theories of relative status or hierarchy.
- Human capital and Occupation:
- The Mincer equation
- Oaxaca decomposition
- The Roy Model
- Labor-Market Search
- Competitive search
- Marital sorting and long-run inequality
- Social Mobility
- Nature vs Nurture
- Savings for Retirement
- The Euler equation
- Parental Investment
- The Quality-Quantity tradeoff
- Cohabitation & the retreat from marriage
- Hierarchy and Social Status
- The Span of control
- Preferences for status
- Superstar firms
- Assignments 25%
- Midterm 25%
- Presentation 25%
- Final Exam 25%
Readings will be from papers supplied on the Canvas Econ 483 web site.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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Department Undergraduate Notes:
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