ECON 3485

ECON 3485

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course examines economic approaches to how new technologies impact the labour market. We will study how robots and digital technologies affect the nature of jobs and tasks, how technological developments affect the nature and flexibility of work contracts, as well as how firms and workers search and find each other. We will discuss the emergence of flexible work arrangements (gig economy, teleworking). The goal is to learn how economists approach and analyse these phenomena, both theoretically and empirically. 

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRLE 3460

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19233ECON 3485  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Belot, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This course examines economic approaches to how new technologies impact the labour market. We will study how robots and digital technologies affect the nature of jobs and tasks, how technological developments affect the nature and flexibility of work contracts, as well as how firms and workers search and find each other. We will discuss the emergence of flexible work arrangements (gig economy, teleworking). The goal is to learn how economists approach and analyse these phenomena, both theoretically and empirically.