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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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