Spring 2023 - ECON 280 D100

Introduction to Labor Economics (3)

Class Number: 5564

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course serves as an introduction to concepts, issues and policies studied in labour economics. We will cover basic economic theory and empirical analysis as it relates to the labour market. We will also discuss recent trends and policies in the Canadian labour market. Topics include labor supply and demand, wage differentials, minimum wages, unions, unemployment and unemployment insurance.

Grading

  • Assignments 20%
  • Midterm Exam 35%
  • Final Exam 45%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Drost and Hird, An Introduction to the Canadian Labour Market, Nelson. 4th edition, 2014.


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

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