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Labor Economics for Master/Diplom


Christoph Sajons, Ph.D.


Monday 08:30-10:00, HS 3043


Wednesday, 16:00-17:30, HS 3043


The course is taught in English.

Credit Points:


Midterm Exam:     

Final Exam:

Wednesday, 29.5.2013, 4.30 -5.30 pm, room 2006

Tuesday, 23.7.2013, 12 - 2 pm, room 1010


Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics









Course Description:

Wages, employment, and education are key aspects for the well being of most individuals in an economy and labor market policy is an important part of economic policy. This course provides an overview on the economic analysis of labor markets. The main parts of the course are theories of labor supply, labor demand, investment in human capital, compensating differentials, unemployment, and issues in immigration eco­no­mics. The course will be both theoretical and empirical.

The exercise sessions involve discussing current research papers, working with labor-market related microdata in three PC-pool sessions, and conducting an in-class experiment.

For more information, please sign up for the course on Campus Online.




Main References:

Borjas, G. J. (2012). Labor Economics, 6th edition, McGraw-Hill, Boston.

Franz, W. (2009). Arbeitsmarktökonomik, 7th edition, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.


Further References:

Ashenfelter, O. and D. Card (1999). Handbook of Labor Economics, Volume 3A-3C, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam.

Ehrenberg, R. G. and R. S. Smith (2009). Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy, 10th edition, Pearson.


Abteilung für Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung und Ökonometrie

Raum 2309

Platz der Alten Synagoge

D-79085 Freiburg

Tel.: 0761 203-2338

Fax: 0761 203-2340

Benutzerspezifische Werkzeuge