PAM 3160

PAM 3160

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course provides a survey of labor economics with an emphasis on policy issues. While the course teaches the analytical tools necessary to understand how labor markets work, it is structured around a number of prominent labor market policy issues, such as immigration, inequality, minimum wages, affirmative action and the role of unions.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECON 1110, PAM 3100.

Distribution Category (SBA-HE)

  • Apply and explain at an introductory level the economic models that relate to labor supply, labor demand, and labor market equilibrium
  • Describe how economic theory and evidence apply to and explain trends in labor force participation, hours of work, and wages
  • Construct, defend, and analyze important labor policy issues
  • Demonstrate proficiency with simple quantitative and economic tools useful in understanding labor markets, labor market institutions and labor market policy designs
  • Comprehend, assess, and critique existing empirical work in labor economics

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 13706 PAM 3160   LEC 001