Courses Bachelor Display 2022-2023

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Course title Labour Economics
Course code EBC2173
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 17-4-2023 9-6-2023 X X
Level no level
Coordinator Lex Borghans
For more information: lex.borghans@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
* Understanding the micro- and macro-economic foundation of labour markets
* Understanding the role and impact of different labour market institutions
* Understanding recent developments and policies with respect to labour markets such as technological change, discrimination, immigration, gender and income inequality
* Being able to critically discuss empirical labour market studies
Description
People generate a large share of their income through working. The labour market is therefore a very crucial market in the economy, with important social consequences for unemployment, poverty, income inequality, gender differences. However, the labour market does not function as perfectly as assumed in most macro- and micro-economic models and there are many institutions influencing the functioning of the labour market, because of its social consequences. In this course, these imperfect labour markets and their institutions are studied to obtain a better understanding on how labour markets function and fail, and how certain policies can affect people lives.
Literature
Tito Boeri and Jan van Ours, The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets.
Prerequisites
Intermediate knowledge in macro- and microeconomic theory, introductory level of statistics, an advanced level of English.
Keywords
Labour economics; institutions; income inequality
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
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