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Course description
  LABOUR ECONOMICS II

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2020-21

This is an optional course in the second year of the Master in Quantitative Economics.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity to carry out research work.
  • CG2 : Capacity to find data (natural and experimental) and analyse it.
  • CG3 : Capacity to apply economic theory to represent real situations.
  • CG4 : Capacity for teamwork.
  • CG5 : Capacity for self-learning.
  • CG6 : Ethical commitment and social responsibility at work, respecting the environment, being aware and understanding the importance of respect for fundamental rights, equal opportunities for men and women, universal accessibility for the disabled and respect for the values of a peaceful, democratic society.
  • CG7 : Analyse problems using critical reasoning, without prejudice and with precision and rigor.
  • CG8 : Capacity for synthesis.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Capacity to read Economic research articles in a reasoned fashion and evaluate them critically, understand their essential contributions and weaknesses.
  • CE2 : Capacity to understand how the technical problems faced by authors of research articles have been resolved in each case.
  • CE3 : Capacity to test theorems and propositions.
  • CE4 : Capacity to understand and reproduce empirical analyses and simulation experiments on which the conclusions of research articles written by other authors are based.
  • CE5 : Capacity to present important economic problems precisely and respond adequately to said problems by using the techniques learnt on the different courses, using theoretical and empirical analyses or simulations if necessary.
  • CE6 : Ability to write a research report or article describing the problem dealt with, analysing previous literature on the subject, clearly presenting the solution obtained for the problem and synthesising the conclusions of the work.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2020-21

The purpose of the course is to provide students with theoretical and empirical tools enabling them to develop a research project in labor economics. Students will become familiar with the theories and methods used by labor economists and will have the opportunity to apply them to topics of interest. The first part of the course is designed to provide a broad overview of theoretical models and empirical methods in the most traditional topics of labor economics. Topics to be covered include labour supply and family coordination of time allocation, labour demand, minimum wages, labour market equilibrium and wage structure. The second part of the course will focus on human capital investment, migration, discrimination in the labor market and fertility decisions.


For each topic, theoretical contributions are proposed and compared to existing empirical evidence, in order to provide students interested in working on empirical analyses with a theoretical framework.

 

 

General

Code: 41226
Lecturer responsible:
BATTAGLIA, MARIANNA
Credits ECTS: 5,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 0,40
Distance-base hours: 3,40

Departments involved

  • Dept: FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
    Area: FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 0,4
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught