Topics in Labor Economics
Course "Topics in Labor Economics" 6 KP
This lecture series ("Ringvorlesung") consists of a series of occasional lectures at the graduate level for Master students and advanced diploma students. This is a topics course covering current research issues in labor economics. Particular emphasis is on the interaction of theoretical and empirical modelling and its relevance for economic policy. The students in the course will learn to understand and critically discuss current research papers and reports in the area of labor economics. It is recommended for students to have a good background in economic theory and econometrics.Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger will be responsible for the organization of the course. The lectures are given by Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger and external visitors.
Plan of the lecture series ("Ringvorlesung") as of now (subject to change):
- Four lectures on Labor Supply, Human Capital, Labor Demand
- 29 October 2009, 12:00-14:00, HS 2121, Organizational meeting (Bernd Fitzenberger)
- 29 October 2009, 14:00-15:30, HS 1227, Labor Supply (Bernd Fitzenberger)
- 12 November 2009, 14:00-16:00, HS 1227, Human Capital (Bernd Fitzenberger)
- 12 November 2009, 16:00-18:00, HS 1015, Labor Demand (Bernd Fitzenberger)
- Two lectures on Family Labor Supply and Simulation Models
- 27 November 2009, 08:00-10:00, HS 1019 (Holger Stichnoth)
- 27 November 2009, 10:00-12:00, HS 1019 (Holger Stichnoth)
- Two lectures on Job Search
- 10 December 2009, 14:00-16:00, HS 1221 (Gesine Stephan)
- 10 December 2009, 16:00-18:00, HS 1009 (Gesine Stephan)
- Two lectures on Economics of Education
- 14 January 2010, 14:00-16:00, HS 1227 (Andrea Mühlenweg)
- 14 January 2010, 16:00-18:00, HS 1009 (Andera Mühlenweg)
- Student Presentations of current research papers and referee report (schedule)
- 28 January 2010, 12:00-16:00, HS 3118
- 28 January 2010, 16:00-18:00, HS 3044
- 29 January 2010, 08:30-12:00, HS 1021
- 29 January 2010, 14:00-16:00, HS 1021
The final exam will take place on 15 February 2010 from 10:00-12:00 in lecture hall 2004.
The final grade will be based on the student presentations/referee report (25%) and the grade in the final exam (75%).
- O. Ashenfelter and D. Card (eds) (1999) Handbook of Labor Economics Vol. 3A-C, North-Holland.
- OECD (2000-200) Employment Outlook, Paris, various issues.
- P. Cahuc and A. Zylberberg (2004) Labor Economics. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Schedule of papers to be presented in the course: pdf