Labor Economics

Economic Analysis program course

Description

Labor Economics and Human Development (a shortcut is Labor Economics) is aimed at acquainting second-year students with traditional topics in labor economics but with a particular emphasis on specific issues in transition economies, applied microeconomic theory and empirical analysis, and the link between the theory, empirical research and public policy. Topics to be covered include: labor supply and demand, mobility and migration, human capital, wages, inequality, discrimination, unemployment, labor market institutions and employment policy.

In addition to Labor Economics, this course provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the human development approach, its measurement and its use in policy making in line with the course recently developed by the Human Development Report Office (http://www.learninghd.org).

Prerequisites are intermediate microeconomics and econometrics, with experience in statistical and econometric analysis of microdata using Stata.