20294 - LABOUR ECONOMICS
CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT - GIO
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
The course objective is to understand how labour markets work, and how they are affected by institutions, by trade policies and by technology. Both empirical evidence and theory are covered. The course provides the basic analytical and empirical tools enabling to write an MA-level dissertation in Labour Economics.
- What can explain the presence of unemployment in equilibrium?
- How do the unemployed search for jobs?
- What is the effect of unemployment insurance on job search and on the unemployment rate?
- How to design unemployment insurance rules and employment protection legislation?
- Is there ethnic or gender discrimination in the labor market? What can be at the root of discrimination behaviors? What are their effects on educational investment?
- Which anti-discrimination policies do government adopt? Which effectiveness?
- What determines the level of education in our economies? Which policies lead young people to invest in education?
- What are the effects of computerization on labor?
- What are the effects of international trade on employment/unemployment and on wages?
The final exam is written, 80% of the final grade.
Attending students are required to present one of the key papers during the class. This amount to 20% of the final grade.
For non- attending students
They are required to take the final written exam.
- P. CAHUC, S. CARCILLO, A. ZYLBERBERG, Labour economics, MIT Press, 2nd edition. Additional readings are provided at the beginning of the course.
- Exam textbooks & Online Articles, check availability at the Library.