Topics in Labour Economics (ECON6904)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week

Assessment

Written assignments (40%), participation (10%) and 1x2hr Final exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.