Labour Economics, 7.5 credits

Labour Economics, 7.5 hp


Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Ali Ahmed

Course coordinator

Ali Ahmed

Director of studies or equivalent

Linnea Tengvall
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7MNE Master programme in Economics 2 (Spring 2024) 202409-202413 English Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master programme in Economics

Entry requirements

Completed Economics, basic course, 30 ECTS credits, Economics, continuation course, 30 ECTS credits, and Economics in-depth course, 30 ECTS credits with at least 60 ECTS credits approved, or equivalent. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should at an advanced level be able to: 
- analyse, apply, and master theories of labour economics;
- identify and explain various phenomena in the labour market;
- critically assess and develop new ideas based on empirical results, reports, and scientific papers in labour economics.

Course content

The course strengthens students understanding of traditional topics, as well as introduces modern themes in labour economics. The student should immerse in at least one contemporary topic in labour economics that the teacher and the student decide together. The connection between theoretical and empirical labour economic research will be emphasized in this course.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, seminars and assignments. Homework and independent study are a necessary complement to the course. Language of instruction: Swedish or English.


Examination takes the form of a learning portfolio where active participation in seminars, course assignments, and written take-home examination will be included. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is conducted in such a way that there are equal opportunities with regard to sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
EXAM Examination 7.5 credits U, G, VG
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