Courses Master Display 2023-2024

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Course title Education and Labour Economics in a Digital World
Course code EBC4236
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 5-2-2024 28-3-2024 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Lex Borghans
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Language of instruction English
Participants will acquire knowledge of economics of education, and economic theories of labour and skill formation, and learn to apply it to real-life problems. Students will acquire knowledge about the measurement of skills, how such measures can be used for educational policy making and their limitations.
In education and at work people acquire the skills that they need to proceed at school and are valuable for them throughout their career. New technologies change people’s work environment, their learning process and the relevance of acquired skills. Based on economics of education and economic theories of labour and skill formation, this course discusses these developments and how they affect individual development, careers and productivity. We will study how education and work adjust to ongoing technological changes and how it generates inequalities and opportunities for specific groups in society. Theories discussed include human capital theory, school choice, supply and demand in the labour market and theories of technological change. A particular focus of the course is to apply these theories by analysing real-life issues arising in labour markets or education systems due to digitalisation. We also discuss how the relevant skills can be measured and how such measures can inform policy.
This course is in transition.

The following rule applies to master Economics students who started the programme prior to academic year 2023/24.
In AY23/24 students can repeat education for EBC4236, in AY24/25 students are allowed to repeat the examination

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Education deadline: December 3, 2023
Exam deadline: March 10, 2024
Resit deadline: May 12, 2024

See the Transitional Regulations section in the Master Education and Examination Regulations for more information.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive)
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Written Exam
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