1675 Topics in Labor Economics
Univ.Prof. Dr. Andrea Weber
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
14.10.2019 bis 27.10.2019
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Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Doktorat/PhD
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Mittwoch 06.11.2019 09:00 - 12:00 D3.0.237
Freitag 08.11.2019 09:00 - 12:00 Ort nach Ankündigung
Freitag 15.11.2019 09:00 - 12:00 TC.4.28
Freitag 06.12.2019 09:00 - 12:00 TC.4.28
Freitag 20.12.2019 09:00 - 12:00 TC.4.28
Freitag 10.01.2020 09:00 - 12:00 TC.4.28
Freitag 24.01.2020 09:00 - 12:00 TC.4.28
Freitag 31.01.2020 09:00 - 12:00 TC.4.28

Inhalte der LV

This course introduces traditional and contemporary topics in labor economics, emphasizing applied microeconomics theory and empirical analysis. A special focus is on the link between research and policy. Topics to be covered include: theory of labor supply, estimation of labor supply models, tax and transfer programs, models of household and family labor supply, job search and unemployment, unemployment insurance programs and job search outcomes, evaluation of active labor market policies.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

The aim of this course is to encourage students to develop independent research interests in the areas of labor economics and public policy. Prerequisite for following the course materials is an intermediate knowledge in microeconomics and in econometrics. 

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendence is required in all classes and at the Austrian Labor Market Workshop


The main course material is covered in 6 blocks of lectures. On Friday, November 8, 2019 students attend the Austrian Labor Market Workshop which will be organized at WU this year. Discussion sections and short student presentations will be included in the lecture blocks. 

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

The final grades are based on:

written report about one presentation at the Austrian Labor Market workshop (20 points)

participation in discussions  (20 points)

class presentation (20 points)

90 minute final exam (40 points). 


1 Autor/in: Cahuc Pierre, Carcillo Stéphane, Zylberberg André

Labor Economics

Verlag: The MIT Press
Auflage: 2nd edition
Jahr: 2014
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Diplomprüfungsstoff: Nein
Empfehlung: Unbedingt notwendige Studienliteratur für alle Studierenden
Art: Buch

Empfohlene inhaltliche Vorkenntnisse

Prerequisite for following the course material is an intermediate (master level) knowledge in microeconomics and in econometrics. 

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Prof. Dr. Andrea Weber,
Office hours: appointments by email

Detailinformationen zu einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungseinheiten

Einheit Datum Inhalte
1 6. November

Introduction: Labor market facts and trends 

Labor supply: static models of labor supply

2 8. November

Austrian Labor Market Workshop 

3 15. November

Estimation of labor supply models

Tax and transfer programs 

Household labor supply

4 6. December

Labor Demand

Labor Market Equilibrium


Minimum Wages 

5 20. December

The process of job search

Job search theory

Unemployment Insurance


6 10. January

Gender differences 


7 24. January

Evaluation of active labor market programs 

Meta analysis methods 

8 31. January

Final Exam

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