Empirical Labor Economics

Guest Instructor: 
Michael Kvasnicka
Time I: 
02:00pm to 06:00pm
Venue I: 
SPA1, R22

This course provides an overview on the economic analysis of labor markets. The emphasis is on applied microeconomics and empirical analysis. Topics to be covered include: labor supply and demand, human capital, education and training, changes in the wages structure and inequality, biased technological change and returns to skills, organizational change and skill demand, the closing gender gap. The introduction of topics will be on textbook level, but the focus will be on the discussion of empirical implementation strategies used in recent publications. Acquaintance of intermediate microeconomics or labor economics (ideally Prof. Burda’s course in labor economics) and econometrics is highly recommended.



R. Ehrenberg and R. Smith, 2003, Modern Labor Economics P. Cahuc and A. Zylberberg, 2004, Labor Economics selected journal articles

Fall 2011
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin