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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Economics : Economics

Postgraduate Course: Economics of Labour Markets (ECNM11009)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Economics CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe module focuses on the theories and empirical evidence concerning the way that labour markets work, examining one of the most active and policy-relevant areas in economics. A central part of the module is hands-on learning of the essential ┐tool-kit┐ of econometric methods used to examine labour market and other applied microeconomic topics. The basic labour market theories will be discussed in lecture as well as how the literature has tried to test these theories. Students are then given data to replicate the findings from the literature.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Macroeconomics 2 (ECNM11022) OR Microeconomics 2 (ECNM11025) OR Econometrics 2 (ECNM11050)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesStudents should be registered for MSc Economics or MSc Economics (Finance). All other students must email sgpe@ed.ac.uk in advance to request permission.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  7
Course Start Block 4 (Sem 2)
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 18, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Final examination in the April/May diet
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
See Description
Reading List
Pierre Cahuc and Andre Zylberberg, Labor Economics (2004 MIT Press)
Joshua Angrist and Jorn-Steffen Pischke, Mostly Harmless Econometrics (2009 Princeton University Press)
Relevant journal articles.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information 3 hour(s) per week for 6 week(s).
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Keith Bender
Tel:
Email: v1kbende@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Carole-Anne Marshall
Tel: (0131 6)51 1795
Email: Carole-Anne.Marshall@ed.ac.uk
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