Labor Economics

Economic Analysis program course


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 (

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