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Overview

This course provides an overview of the modern theoretical and empirical approaches that economists use to analyze the labor markets. We will emphasize the interplay between theory and empirics and cover topics such as labor supply, labor demand, job search, job loss, unemployment and labor market policies.

Teaching

  • Completion method: contact teaching
  • Schedule: can be found in Sisu
  • Study materials: can be found in MyCourses
    • To be able to access the course workspace you must have registered for the course successfully in Aalto’s Sisu
    • Log in with your Aalto username to be able to use all the features of the course workspace

Please register for the course in the Aalto Sisu with your Aalto username. Further instructions (link to be added here later).

University-specific instructions

    • Code: ECON-E0710

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / (PhD students: please contact your supervisor/program director to be sure that the course credit can be counted towards your degree)

    • Credit points: 6

    • Code: 26012

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc / (PhD students: please contact your supervisor/program director to be sure that the course credit can be counted towards your degree)

    • Credit points: 6

    • Credit transfer: apply for substitution in Sisu

    Further instructions (link to be added here later)

    • Code: ECOM-432 (MSc)

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc (/ PhD students: please contact your supervisor/program director to be sure that the course credit can be counted towards your degree)

    • Credit points: 6

    • Credit transfer: apply for substitution in Sisu

    Further instructions (link to be added here later)

    • Please contact your supervisor/program director to be sure that the course credit can be counted towards your degree

    • Credit transfer: please apply for credit transfer according to your home university's procedures

    Further instructions (link to be added here later).

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be familiar with:

  • Basic concept and theories of labor economics in topics such as labor demand, labor supply, job search, job loss and unemployment, and labor market policies.
  • Examples of empirical work investigating these theories