Concentration: Economic Analysis
Labor economics as a field has grown enormously in the past several decades. Although originally focused on the interactions between firms and works, modern labor research examines diverse areas such as crime, family interactions, time-use, and education. The purpose of this course is to review a number of topics of interest to labor economists, outlining the relevant theoretical work and empirical evidence. Particular emphasis will be given to identifying data sources that will be useful for students in their own empirical work, as well as furthering students' understanding of the empirical methods used by labor economists.