Entry requirements: At least 52.5 credits from Economics A and B and 15 credits in statistics or mathematics.
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Application fee: SEK 900
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About the course
The functioning of the labour market is central to 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 to 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, the human capital theory and discrimination theory, for example