Labour Economics

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB840A05
Vaknaam Labour Economics
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Labour Economics
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Describe and explain the theory and practice of labour market problems.
2. Find and use both relevant literature and datasets for own independent research on labour market problems, and report in written form about it.
3. Analyze and critically evaluate labour market policy and (im)perfect labour market institutions.
4. Analyze and critically evaluate past trends and future prospects of labour market institutions.
Omschrijving The market that allocates workers to jobs and coordinates employment decisions is the labour market. The labour market is unique; non-pecuniary factors, such as work environment, risk of injury, personalities of managers, perceptions of fair treatment, and flexibility of work hours, loom larger in employment transactions than they do in markets for commodities. Furthermore, a host of institutions and pieces of legislation that influence the employment relationship do not exist in other markets. Labour economics is the study of the workings and outcomes of the labour market. The main subjects in this course are labour supply and demand, wages and productivity, inequalities and discrimination, collective bargaining, macroeconomic and regional economic issues of unemployment, international migration and labour market policy.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, opdracht(en)
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator A. Postepska
Docent(en) A. Postepska
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets, Princeton University Press, Second Edition, 2013 Boeri, Tito, and Jan van Ours 9780691158938 ca. €  67,00
Syllabus with additional literature on recent OECD/EU studies; History of labour market institutions; International labour migration

Various
Entreevoorwaarden First-year introductory course in Economics
Opmerkingen Coordinator: Agnieszka Postepska, a.postepska@rug.nl
Secretary: Marianne Fry, m.fry@rug.nl, room 5411.0734
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  ( Economics) 3 semester II a keuzegroep
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  (keuzevakken E&BE-BE) 3 semester II a keuze
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  (keuzevakken E&BE-IE&B) 3 semester II a keuze
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 3 semester II a keuze