ECON 325 Labor Economics

The goal of Labor Economics is to enable you to use economic analysis and reasoning to understand wage and employment determination in U.S. labor markets. This course will expose you to current theoretical and empirical debates within the discipline. We will cover such topics as labor force participation labor demand unemployment labor mobility wage structure labor unions human capital investments (education and training) internal labor markets and labor market discrimination. Relevant public policy issues such as the minimum wage living wage ordinances compensating wage differentials immigration policy affirmative action income inequality and welfare programs also will be addressed in this course.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

ECON 250.