Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study

ECON6904 - Topics in Labour Economics

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Garry Fergus Barrett
Phone: +61 2 9036 7869
Email: garry.barrett@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit of study surveys contemporary research in labour economics. The field of labour economics is very broad, dealing with fundamental issues ranging from resource allocation to distributional equity and social welfare. The subject matter covers the determinants of wages, employment and unemployment; insurance and incentive mechanisms; and the behavioural effects and welfare impacts of institutions and public policies. In this unit students will have the opportunity to analyse theoretical models and their empirical applications.

Assessments

written assignments (40%), participation (10%) and 1x2hr final exam (50%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week

Prerequisites

ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002

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