Labour Economics, 7.5 credits

Arbetsmarknadsekonomi, 7.5 hp

770G27

Main field of study

Economics

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course

Examiner

Roger Bandick

Course coordinator

Roger Bandick

Director of studies or equivalent

Linnea Tengvall

Contact

ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2022 202209-202213 English Linköping
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2022 202209-202213 English Linköping
F7YEE Business and Economics Programme - International - English (Economics) 6 (Spring 2022) 202209-202213 English Linköping E
F7YEF Business and Economics Programme - International - French (Economics) 6 (Spring 2022) 202209-202213 English Linköping E
F7YET Business and Economics Programme - International - German (Economics) 6 (Spring 2022) 202209-202213 English Linköping E
F7YES Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish (Economics) 6 (Spring 2022) 202209-202213 English Linköping E
F7MNE Master programme in Economics 2 (Spring 2022) 202209-202213 English Linköping E

Main field of study

Economics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1F

Course offered for

  • Business and Economics Programme - International - French
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - German
  • Master programme in Economics
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - English

Entry requirements

  • Economics, basic course, 30 ECTS credits with at least 15 ECTS credits passed
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)
    (Exemption from Swedish)

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to: 
- understand, analyse, and apply theories of labour economics;
- explain various phenomena in the labour market;
- interpret and critically assess empirical results, reports, and scientific papers in labour economics

Course content

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with traditional topics in labour economics. The course will cover the systematic development of theories in labour economics. The course includes topics such as theory of labour demand and supply, labour market equilibrium, compensating wage differentials, human capital, wage structure, labour mobility, immigration, labour market discrimination, unions, incentive pay, and unemployment. 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

Examination takes the form of a learning portfolio, in which active participation in seminars, course assignments, and an individual 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.

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 carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

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.

Department

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

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