Central topics include the determinants of firms' demand for labor and households' decision making about whether to work, how much to work, and where to work. We will then study the equilibrium amount of labor hired in society and the wages paid to workers. The course will also include the measurement of the labor market, human capital, discrimination, incentives, and current changes in the American economic landscape. Various economic policies impacting labor markets will be analyzed.
ECON471: Labor Markets
1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (ECON306, ECON326); and minimum grade of C- in ECON424. Restriction: Must be in Economics Bachelor of Arts program. Credit Only Granted for: ECON470 or ECON471.
Grading Method: Regular , Pass-Fail , Audit