14.661 Labor Economics I, Fall 2010
Author(s)Angrist, Joshua; Walters, Christopher
Labor Economics I
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The aim of this course is to acquaint students with traditional topics in labor economics and to encourage the development of independent research interests. We will cover a systematic development of the theory of labor supply, labor demand, and human capital. Topics include wage and employment determination, turnover, search, immigration, unemployment, equalizing differences, and institutions in the labor market. There will be particular emphasis on the interaction between theoretical and empirical modeling.
labor economics, public policy, immigration, human capital, econometrics, minimum wage, public education, job training, labor, unions, neoclassical model, life-cycle, insurance, unemployment, signaling
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