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Course title ICT, Labour and Inequality
Course code EBC2130
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 31-10-2022 9-12-2022 X X
Level Introductory
Coordinator Huub Meijers
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Language of instruction English
You learn:
* The economic fundamentals of how Information Technology (IT) changes the labour market
* How IT changes structures of organisations
* How IT changes the demand for high and low skilled people, and how it affects wages
* To analyse the rising wealth inequality over the last 50 years
* To analyse and present cases and examples by using real life data
This course gives a brief introduction into the economics of technological change and the labour market. The main aim of this course is to understand the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on the demand for workers and on wages. What are the effects of ICT on (structures of) organisations; How does ICT impact wages and the division of labour? Do people with ICT skills earn higher wages?

Next to economics this course has a more technical element in the sense that students will have to make their personal website, and post their results/assignment on it, which demonstrates their own (ICT) competences.
G.J. Borjas, Labor Economics, McGraw-Hill International Edition or a similar book supplemented with selected articles from academic journals
Knowledge and understanding of introductory microeconomics and of introductory macroeconomics (comparable to first year courses microeconomics and macroeconomics).
Good understanding of first year mathematics (e.g. derivative of nested functions).
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Lecture / Assignment
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"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - Economics and Management of Information Year 2 Compulsory Course(s)
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