Ec 2810a Labor Market Analysis





Theoretical and empirical research on labor markets. Topics include human capital and signaling models, estimation of the returns to education, econometrics and economics of program evaluaton, empirical methods in labor economics, equalizing differences, spatial equilibrium models, self-selection and Roy models, labor mobility and immigration, segmented labor market models, labor demand, understanding changes in the wage structure and inequality.  Labor demand applications include minimum wage, monopsony, and union models. Changes in the wage structure lectures emphasize the roles of supply (education, immigration), demand (technological change, international trade and offshoring), and institutions.