Economics 151A syllbus

Economics 151A syllbus - University of California, Davis...

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University of California, Davis Dr. Janine L.F. Wilson Department of Economics Spring 2008 Economics 151A ECONOMICS OF THE LABOR MARKET Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:10-4:30 PM 1322 Storer CONTACT INFORMATION DISCUSSION SECTIONS Office: 1102 Social Sciences and Humanities Building Time: A01: W 4:10 – 5:00 PM in 7 Wellman A02: W 5:10 – 6:00 PM in 233 Wellman A01: W 6:10 – 7:00 PM in 233 Wellman A02: W 7:10 – 8:00 PM in 233 Wellman Email: [email protected] Teaching Assistants: DaeHwan Kim Matthew Larsen Office Hours: TR 2:00-3:00pm (or by appointment) Office: 118 SSH 121 SSH Course Website: http://my.ucdavis.edu Email: [email protected] [email protected] Office Hours: M 2:30-3:30pm W 3:00-4:00pm T 10:30 – 11:30am R 10:30 – 11:30am COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will cover the following topics: 1. Labor Supply Theory 2. Labor Demand Theory 3. Determination of Wages and Employment in the Labor Market 4. Economic Theories of Labor Unions 5. Compensating Wage Differentials Students will receive an understanding of the traditional economic models relevant to the study of the labor market. COURSE PREREQUISITES The prerequisite for this course is Intermediate Microeconomics (Economics 100 or 104). In presentation and testing of the course material, I will also assume that you have background in calculus (Mathematics 16A-16B or 21A-21B) and in statistics (Statistics 13 or 32), which are required courses for the economics major. You should have passed all of these courses with a grade of C- or higher. READINGS Required text: George J. Borjas, Labor Economics (Fourth Edition), Irwin McGraw-Hill. If you have already bought the second or third edition, they will work just fine. Further Reading : Additional readings can be downloaded from http://www.jstor.org , provided that you are using a campus computer or the library proxy service (go to http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/proxy/ for details) when you are using an off-campus computer. Exact links to papers will be listed on the course website. These are recommended readings.
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2010 for the course ECN 60112 taught by Professor Janinewilson during the Fall '10 term at UC Davis.

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