Economics C: Labour Economics
Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 2NE771
- Education cycle
- First cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Economics G2F
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Finalised by
- The Board of the Department of Economics, 29 September 2011
- Responsible department
- Department of Economics
At least 52.5 credits from Economics A and B and 15 credits in statistics.
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.
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2023
- Reading list valid from Spring 2021
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2020
- Reading list valid from Spring 2017
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2016
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2015
- Reading list valid from Spring 2015
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2014
- Reading list valid from Spring 2014
- Reading list valid from Spring 2013
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2010
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2008