Syllabus for Economics C: Labour Economics
Nationalekonomi C: Arbetsmarknadsekonomi
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 7.5 credits
- Course code: 2NE771
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Established: 2007-09-27
- Established by: The Department Board
- Revised: 2011-09-29
- Revised by: The Board of the Department of Economics
- Applies from: Autumn 2011
At least 52.5 credits from Economics A and B and 15 credits in statistics.
- Responsible department: Department of Economics
The goal of the course is to present basic labour market theory with empirical applications for the Swedish labour market.
After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:
- explain basic labour market theory in a verbal, graphical and mathematical way.
- analyse the consequences of different kinds of public policy for the labour market
- apply labour market theory to the Swedish labour market.
The functioning of the labour market is central for people's living conditions. Wages, employment conditions, employment and unemployment are determined in a complicated interplay among individuals, firms, organisations and public authorities. Labour economics is the area in economics studying this interaction.
The course presents modern labour market theory and shows how this can be applied on the Swedish labour market. Among those areas that are covered, the following can be mentioned:
Labour force participation and hours worked
Demand for labour
Wage differences, for example human capital theory and discrimination theory
Demand for education
Unemployment and labour market policy
The instruction consists of lectures.
The assessment consists of a written exam.
Applies from: Spring 2017
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Borjas, George J.
7. ed., international ed.: New York: cop. 2016
4. uppl.: Stockholm: Studentlitteratur, 2014
Stock, James H.;
Watson, Mark W.
Introduction to econometrics
3. rev. ed., Global ed.: Harlow: Pearson Education, 2014
Reading list revisions
- Latest reading list (applies from Spring 2017)
- Previous reading list (applies from Autumn 2016)
- Previous reading list (applies from Autumn 2015)
- Previous reading list (applies from Spring 2015)
- Previous reading list (applies from Autumn 2014)
- Previous reading list (applies from Spring 2014)
- Previous reading list (applies from Spring 2013)