Postgraduate Course: Economics of Labour Markets (ECNM11009)
|School||School of Economics
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students should be registered for MSc Economics or MSc Economics (Finance). All other students must email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to request permission.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 4 (Sem 2)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Final examination in the April/May diet
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| See Description
|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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||3 hour(s) per week for 6 week(s).
|Course organiser||Prof Keith Bender
|Course secretary||Miss Carole-Anne Marshall
Tel: (0131 6)51 1795