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University of Arizona, Department of Economics Econ 482 Labor and the Economy Fall 2010 Instructor: Briggs Depew Email: [email protected] This course privies a rigorous analysis of the labor market through empirical applications of economic theory. Topics to be covered include labor market structure, labor demand, minimum wages, job search models, labor market discrimination, and unemployment. The class will meet at 9:30 am 10:45 pm on Monday & Wednesday in McCl 118. I will be holding office hours in room 401A in McClelland Hall at 12:30 1:30 on Mondays. Feel free to contact me through email if you cannot meet at the specified office hour time and I will try to set up a time to accommodate your schedule. Text: Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy 10 th Edition, Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Robert S. Smith Course Objectives: We will apply the economic way of thinking to help understand the behavior of and the relationship between employers and employees. Course Prerequisites: Econ 276 or 339, Econ 361, and elementary calculus. Grading Policy: Exams There will be two midterm exams and an optional final exam. The optional final exam is comprehensive. All the midterm exams will be given during regular class-time, i.e. at 9:30 am.
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