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ECON4904: Topics in Labour Economics

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.

Code ECON4904
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply theoretical models to analyse labour market issues
  • LO2. demonstrate a critical appreciation of the literature in labour economics
  • LO3. evaluate empirical strategies for analysing labour market data
  • LO4. demonstrate skills for designing and implementing research on labour market phenomena
  • LO5. effectively communicate an evaluation of research in writing and through group presentation.