General Presentation - This course is an introduction to the field of labor economics. It focuses on applied theory and empirical analysis. Its aim is to acquaint students with traditional topics in labor, as well as to encourage the development of their research interests. Topics to be covered are the following: labor supply and demand, job search, migration, discrimination, and other topics of interest to labor economists.
Introduction: Definitions, Facts, Trends
PART 1 – SUPPLY: 1. Standard Neoclassical Model of Labor Supplys, 2. Welfare Prorams, 3. Family Labor Supply, 4. Job Search
PART 2 – DEMAND: 1. Labor Demand, 2. An Application to Technological Change
PART 3 – TOPICS in Labor Economics: Migration, Discrimination, etc.
[B] Borjas, George J. Labor Economics. 6th ed. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2013.
[ES] Ehrenberg, Ronald G., and Robert S. Smith. Modern Labor Economics. Theory and Public Policy. 11th ed. Prentice Hall, 2012.
[CZ] Advanced : Cahuc, Pierre, and André Zylberberg. Labor economics. 1st ed. MIT press, 2004.
[BFW] Specialized in gender and family issues : Blau, Francine D., Marianne A. Ferber, and Anne E. Winkler. The Economics of Women, Men, and Work. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2009.
Indicative Reading List (will change from one year to the next):
• Aguiar, M., Bils, M., Charles, K. K., & Hurst, E. (2017). Leisure luxuries and the labor supply of young men (No. w23552). National Bureau of Economic Research.
• Eissa, N., & Liebman, J. B. (1996). Labor supply response to the earned income tax credit. The quarterly journal of economics, 111(2), 605-637.
• Kleven, H., Landais, C., & Søgaard, J. E. (2018). Children and gender inequality: Evidence from Denmark (No. w24219). National Bureau of Economic Research.
• Lalive R., Van Ours, J. & J. Zweimüller (2006). How Changes in Financial Incentives Affect the Duration of Unemployment, The Review of Economic Studies, 73(4), pp. 1009-1038.
• Dorn, D., Katz, L. F., Patterson, C., & Van Reenen, J. (2017). Concentrating on the Fall of the Labor Share. American Economic Review, 107(5), 180-85
• Hershbein, B., & Kahn, L. B. (2018). Do recessions accelerate routine-biased technological change? Evidence from vacancy postings. American Economic Review, 108(7), 1737-72.
- Enseignant éditeur: Martinoty Laurine