Empirical Labor Economics

Time I: 
Monday,
12:00pm to 04:00pm
Venue I: 
HU Berlin, Spandauer Straße 1, Room 22
Description: 

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 and econometrics is highly recommended.

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

Exam:
Written exam (90 min)

Credits: 
6.00
Program: 
Semester: 
Fall 2018
Affiliation: 
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin