Anno accademico
2021/2022 Programmi anni precedenti
Titolo corso in inglese
Codice insegnamento
ET2016 (AF:303799 AR:167583)
In presenza
Crediti formativi universitari
Livello laurea
Settore scientifico disciplinare
4° Periodo
Anno corso
Spazio Moodle
Link allo spazio del corso
Corso del terzo anno della laurea triennale in ECONOMIA E COMMERCIO - ECONOMICS, MARKETS AND FINANCE
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the main topics in labor economics and to stimulate readings and understanding of the current research. The focus is on reading and understanding the fundamental models of labor economics and some of their empirical applications.
You are expected to satisfy Ca' Foscari prerequisites regarding introductory and intermediate microeconomics courses. You are also expected to be comfortable with introductory statistics and regression analysis.
This course is an introduction to labor economics and policy. Labor economics as a field has grown enormously in the past several decades. Although originally focused on the interactions between firms
and workers, modern labor research examines diverse areas such as education, health, family interactions, inequality and immigration.
The first part of the course will cover the fundamental topics in labor economics, particularly the study of a special institution called the "labor market". The second part of the course will review a selection
of the most debated issues in the field. Our approach will be both theoretical and empirical: We will discuss theoretical models as well as the evidence on how well the real world matches the predictions of such models.
By the end of the term, you will have acquired a set of tools to understand the policy debate about, for instance, employment and unemployment, the education system, health systems, income inequality,
discrimination, immigration.
Part I. Core Topics
1. Introduction to Labor Economics
2. Labor Supply
3. Labor Demand
4. Labor Market Equilibrium
Part II: Selected Topics in Contemporary Labor Economics
[We will cover only a selection of these topics, possibly with Students’ presentations, depending on class size and interests]
5. Compensating Wage Differentials
6. Human Capital
7. Health, Health Insurance, and the Labor Market
8. Inequality
9. Population Aging and the Future of Work
10. Labor Mobility: Migration
11. Labor Market Discrimination:
12. Unemployment
Borjas, G.J., 2020, Labour Economics, 8 th edition, Mc-Graw Hill.

Additional selected papers, which constitute compulsory reading to undertake the exam, will be distributed during the course and will be available on the website of the course
Written exam (exercises and open-ended questions).
Students attending the course will be given the opportunity of being partly assessed through class presentations.
The course mostly follows a conventional teaching approach, combined with active and flipped learning activities
For any course-related information, students should trust only the course page on Moodle

Questo insegnamento tratta argomenti connessi alla macroarea "Capitale umano, salute, educazione" e concorre alla realizzazione dei relativi obiettivi ONU dell'Agenda 2030 per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile

Programma definitivo.
Data ultima modifica programma: 12/03/2021