14.661 Labor Economics I

Fall 2006

Bronze sculpture of laborers working.
"Monument to Labor" by sculptor Matthew Placzek, located in Omaha, Nebraska. (Image courtesy of Thom Watson.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive readings list and recitation notes.

Course Description

Neoclassical analysis of the labor market and its institutions. A systematic development of the theory of labor supply, labor demand, and human capital. Topics discussed also include wage and employment determination, turnover, search, immigration, unemployment, equalizing differences, and institutions in the labor market. There is particular emphasis on the interaction of theoretical and empirical modeling and the development of independent research interests.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .do.

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Prof. Joshua Angrist
Prof. Jorn-Steffen Pischke

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1.5 hours / session