4542 Volkswirtschaftliches Vertiefungsfach - Arbeitsmarkt- und Organisationsökonomik
Dr. Rene Böheim, Ph.D.
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
08.02.2019 bis 17.02.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Der Planpunkt "Volkswirtschaftliches Vertiefungsfach - Arbeitsmarkt- und Organisationsökonomik" (MaVW 9+10) wird im Sommersemester 2019 zum letzten Mal angeboten!
Planpunkt(e) Master
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Mittwoch 06.03.2019 15:00 - 19:00 TC.1.02
Mittwoch 13.03.2019 15:00 - 19:00 TC.1.01 OeNB
Mittwoch 20.03.2019 15:00 - 19:00 D5.0.001
Mittwoch 27.03.2019 15:00 - 19:00 TC.1.01 OeNB
Mittwoch 03.04.2019 15:00 - 19:00 TC.2.02
Mittwoch 10.04.2019 15:00 - 19:00 D2.0.038
Mittwoch 22.05.2019 15:00 - 19:00 D4.0.127
Freitag 24.05.2019 09:00 - 18:00 D4.0.127
Freitag 31.05.2019 09:00 - 18:00 D4.0.019
Mittwoch 26.06.2019 15:00 - 17:00 D5.0.002

Inhalte der LV

The focus of this course is the theoretical and empirical analysis of labor markets. We examine the role of public policy and how it affects wage and employment outcomes in Europe and in the Austrian labor market.

Most of us allocate a substantial fraction of our time to the labor market. Our action on the labor market influences many aspects of our life: our wealth, the goods we consume, whom we associate with, where we vacation, etc. In this course, we explore how economists think how labor markets work. This will aid our understanding of topics such as education and training, discrimination and the impact of antidiscrimination programs, changes in wage inequality over time, immigration, unions, unemployment, and poverty.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

Aims of this course
1. Students acquire a general understanding of economic theories and models, which explain the development of wages and employment in the labor market. 
2. Students further learn how these theories and models can be used to derive predictions about effects of government policies on the labor market. 
3. Using examples from applied research, students learn how the theoretical models can be tested empirically and how to interpret empirical results in order derive policy recommendations for the European or Austrian labor market.  

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendance is compulsory and I expect active participation (=discussion, presentations, questions, remarks) in class.


Format of the course

During the first part of the semester, lectures will introduce basic theoretical models to analyze labor markets. 

In the second half of the semester, we will study the empirical evidence about the theoretical models on the basis of applied research papers. This part of the course is organized as a seminar. Each student works on their own topic based on a research paper and prepares a presentation, which they give at the end of the semester. 

The topics and the schedule of the seminar block will be distributed and organized during the lectures in the beginning of the semester.

Electronic copies of the presentations (in pdf!) have to be submitted prior to the presentations.




Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Course Grades

The final grade is composed of

Two homeworks 10%

Presentation and presentation slides 45%

Final Exam 45%


The final exam is a closed book exam. It covers the material presented in the lectures and also in the students' presentations.


Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

Positive grades on the courses in micro and macro economics of the Master’s program are prerequisite for participating in Labor Economics;


During there registration period, students will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once registration closes, more seats will be made available. Students from the waiting list will then be placed based. Students from an older cohort will be placed before students from younger cohorts. If you are registered, but do not intend to take the class, we ask you to deregister during the registration period. There is no guarantee for a seat in this lecture!




1 Autor/in: Pierre Cahuc, Stéphan Carcillo, Andre Zylberberg
Titel: Labor Economics

Verlag: MIT Press/Cambridge Massachusets
Auflage: 2nd edition
Jahr: 2014
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Empfehlung: Unbedingt notwendige Studienliteratur für alle Studierenden
Art: Buch
2 Autor/in: George Borjas
Titel: Labor Economics

Verlag: Mc Graw Hill
Auflage: 7th
Jahr: 2015
Empfehlung: Stark empfohlen (aber nicht absolute Kaufnotwendigkeit)

Selected scientific articles which will be made available during the lectures. 

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden


Office hours: by appointment

Office hours: By appointmen
Office hours: By appointmenoffice


Language:  English


Attendance:  Attendance will be taken in the first lecture. Students who do not show up in the first lecture will be dropped from the class.

In general, attendance in the lecture and especially in the seminar block is compulsory. Failure to attend the any of seminar blocks will be considered as zero participation and affects the final grade.


Detailinformationen zu einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungseinheiten

Einheit Datum Inhalte


Introduction, Labor Supply: Theoretical model of labor-leisure choice, Empirical aspects

Read: Cahuc, Carcillo, Zylberberg, Chapter 1


Labor Demand

Read: Cahuc, Carcillo, Zylberberg, Chapter 2


Competitive Labor Market Equilibrium; Compensating Wage Differentials

Read: Cahuc, Carcillo, Zylberberg, Chapter 3


Education, Human Capital, and Discrimination

Read: Cahuc, Carcillo, Zylberberg, Chapter 4, 8

Job Search and Matching Models 

Read: Cahuc, Carcillo, Zylberberg, Chapter 5, 9

Unemployment and Policies

Read: Cahuc, Carcillo, Zylberberg, Chapter 9, 13, 14
7 Ganztägig: Referatspräsentationen von Studierenden; Diskussion
Zuletzt bearbeitet: 29.11.2018