Regional Labour Market Analysis

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vaknaam Regional Labour Market Analysis
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Regional Labour Market Analysis
Leerdoelen 1. Students have demonstrated the comprehensive ability to apply combinations of theoretical, methodological and substantive approaches in the context of regional labour market analysis.
2. Students can explain the main concepts in labour economics (demand, supply, human capital, institutions etc.) and relate these to practical day-to-day circumstances in cities and regions.
3. Students are able to find (statistical) information regarding regional labour markets and analyze this information for their own purposes.
4. Students are able to integrate information from lectures, literature, professional and scientific websites - into clear problem definitions and analysis based on scientific concepts and theories.
5. Students are able to co-operate, divide tasks and reach deadlines on time.
6. Students are able to come up with a well written, attractive and grounded document as the main product of their findings.
7. Students present their findings in a well-structured and convincing manner to a broad audience.
8. Students have demonstrated the ability to methodologically reflect upon one’s own actions and academic attitude.
Omschrijving The labour market is by definition a regional market because of the limitation of the daily commuting distance. In the Regional Labour Market Analysis module, first of all the general notions of the functioning of the labour market will be explained in terms of individual labour market decision, leading to aggregate supply and demand, investment in education, family policies and retirement decisions. Attention will also be paid to regional differences in the functioning of the labour market with regard to unemployment, employment, wages, labour market participation, labour productivity, education, etc. There will also be a focus on spatial interactions between and within regional labour markets through migration and commuting, as well as the possibilities and limitations of regional labour market policy.
Uren per week 6
Onderwijsvorm Guest lectures, Independent study, Lectures, Practicals, Seminars
Toetsvorm Active participation, Examination with open questions, Group assignments digital, Oral presentation
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. V.A. Venhorst
Docent(en) F.D. Cnossen, PhD. ,prof. dr. J. van Dijk ,dr. V.A. Venhorst
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets, Third Edition, 736 pp. Tito Boeri & Jan van Ours (2021) 9780691206363 ca. €  78,00
Opmerkingen This course is open to Master students FSS and for students from other faculties who want to know more about economic aspects of human capital and the functioning of the regional labour market. Note that the theoretical components of the course (the lectures) overlaps the bachelor course Labour Economics from the faculty of Economics and Business.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Economic Geography  (Economic Geography: Regional Competitiveness and Trade (track)) 1 semester II a verplicht
MSc Economic Geography  (Basic programme Economic Geography) 1 semester II a verplicht
MSc Environmental and Infrastructure Planning  (Optional courses EIP) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Population Studies  (Optional courses Population Studies) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Real Estate Studies  (Optional courses Real Estate Studies) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Society, Sustainability and Planning  (Optional courses Society, Sustainability and Planning) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester II a keuze