This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr Guy Michaels
Dr Rui Costa
This course is available on the MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, MSc in Economics and MSc in Economics (2 Year Programme). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
Students must have completed Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics (EC400).
In exceptional circumstances, students may take this course without EC400 provided they meet the necessary requirements and have received approval from the course conveners (via a face to face meeting), the MSc Economics Programme Director and their own Programme Director. Contact the Department of Economics for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding entry to this course.
An advanced course in labour economics issues, including theory, evidence and policy. The aim of the course is to familiarise students with main theoretical and empirical issues in current labour economics, and to provide them with the tools for developing independent research interests. The course has a strong applied focus. For each major topic covered we will discuss theoretical implications, provide insights into the research methodology, discuss the advantages and limitations of existing empirical work, and where possible draw policy conclusions. The course will include hands-on experience in applying econometric tools, working with data, and thinking critically about results and their interpretation. Topics include: labour supply and welfare systems, human capital, immigration, inequality and technological change, unemployment and alternative work arrangements, gender and racial gaps, minimum wages, intergenerational mobility, labour market impacts of international trade and globalization and economics of crime.
20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminars in the MT. 20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminars in the LT.
This course is delivered through a combination of classes and lectures totalling a minimum of 60 hours across Michaelmas Term and Lent Term. This year, some or all of this teaching will be delivered through a combination of virtual classes, live streamed (recorded) lectures, and some flipped content delivered as short online videos
At Least two marked assignments per term.
Most of the reading is from journal articles. A detailed reading list is available on Moodle.
Exam (50%, duration: 2 hours, reading time: 15 minutes) in the summer exam period.
Essay (50%, 6000 words) in the ST.
Course selection videos
Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2020/21: 13
Average class size 2020/21: 9
Controlled access 2020/21: Yes
Value: One Unit