Online lecture

Advanced Labour Economics

Lecturer:
  • Prof. Dr. Jens Wrona
Contact:
Term:
Summer Semester 2021
Cycle:
Mon. - Fri.
Time:
08:30 - 12:00
Room:
Zoom
Start:
17.05.2021
End:
21.05.2021
Language:
English

Description:

This class on theoretical labor economics covers standard labor market models based on the textbook: Labor Economics by Pierre Cahuc, Stéphane Carcillo and André Zylberberg. The course targets advanced master students, who are interested in writing their thesis in the field of labor economics as well as Ph.D. students of the Research Training Group (RTG): Regional Disparities and Economic Policy and the Ruhr Graduate School (RGS), who are interested in developing an own research agenda in the field of labor economics.

Learning Targets:

This course will familiarize students with standard labour market models based on the textbook: Labor Economics by Pierre Cahuc, Stéphane Carcillo and André Zylberberg, which covers cutting-edge work in all the major areas of modern labor economics. Students will develop a profound theoretical understanding of how labour markets work and how labour market outcomes can be interpreted and explained. By covering canonical labour market models, students will gain a comprehensive overview, which may serve as a guide towards developing an own research agenda in the field of labour economics.

Outline:

17.05.2021 (08:30 - 10:00): (Neoclassical) Labour Demand

17.05.2021 (10:15 - 11:45): (Neoclassical) Labour Supply

18.05.2021 (08:30 - 10:00): Collective Bargaining I (Monopoly Union)

18.05.2021 (10:15 - 11:45): Collective Bargaining II (Right-to-Manage & Efficient Bargaining)

19.05.2021 (08:30 - 10:00): Efficiency Wages

19.05.2021 (10:15 - 11:45): Fair Wages

20.05.2021 (08:30 - 10:00): Search and Matching I (Random Search)

20.05.2021 (10:15 - 11:45): Search and Matching II (Efficiency of the Random Search Model)

21.05.2021 (08:30 - 10:00): Search and Matching III (Directed Search)

21.05.2021 (10:15 - 11:45): Search and Matching IV (Efficiency of the Directed Search Model)

Literature:

The course is based on the textbook: Labor Economics by Pierre Cahuc, Stéphane Carcillo and André Zylberberg, which is available as an e-book via the University Library of the University of Duisbug-Essen. Original research articles will be used as a complimentary source.

Formalities:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this course will be provided as an online lecture that is streamed via ZOOM. Interested students who plan to participate in the lecture are kindly asked to send an e-mail to jens.wrona (at) uni-due.de.