1760 Specialisation: Labor and Organisational Economics
Dr. Esther Arenas Arroyo
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
14.09.2020 bis 20.09.2020
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Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Master
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Donnerstag 15.10.2020 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 22.10.2020 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 29.10.2020 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 05.11.2020 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 12.11.2020 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 19.11.2020 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 03.12.2020 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 10.12.2020 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 17.12.2020 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 07.01.2021 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 14.01.2021 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit
Donnerstag 21.01.2021 12:00 - 15:00 Online-Einheit

Ablauf der LV bei eingeschränktem Campusbetrieb

rotation mode

Please create access to Microsoft Teams before the first lesson. Microsoft Teams is used flexibly, either at the lecturer's desk in the lecture room (or - if it is not allowed to enter the lecture rooms - in the home office). The screen of the lecturer's desk is shared between the students in the lecture room and those at home. For the students in the lecture room, the lecturer's PC projects onto the whiteboard; students at home need their own laptop (tablet), with which MS-Teams can share the screen. The sound is transmitted from the lecture room via a microphone to the students in the home office. (It is not intended / necessary to film the lecturer.)

This mode is very flexible and the presence in the lecture room can vary between 0% - 100%.

Inhalte der LV

„ This course will introduce you to major themes in the modern analysis
of labour markets, covering both empirical and theoretical methods:

  • Introduction of main economic theories and models of the labor market
  • We use these models to derive predictions about effects of government policies
  • Using examples from applied research, we learn how to tests of theoretical models empirically

„ By the end, your should have gained a knowledge of recent literature and research methodology, and be well-placed to undertake further

Lectures will cover a selection of topics in labor economics, e.g

  •  Labor Supply
  • Labor Demand and Labor Market Equilibrium
  • Human Capital
  • Equilibrium Search and Monopsony Models
  •  Gender, Race and Discrimination
  • „ Income Inquality, Polarization and Technological Change
  • Employment Protection and Regulation
  • Immigration


Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the theory and empirical methods of classic and active research topics in labour economics.


Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendance is compulsory and active participation (=discussion, presentations, questions, remarks) in class is expected. To some extent, this will be checked through the use of the WU-Learning Apps.


The course is divided in two parts: The first part covers fundamental aspects of the labor market. We start with basic models of labor supply and demand.  We then study different types of market failures and frictions. The second part of the course is structured around a number of key empirical literature. We first review research on inequality from an individual, firm and intergenerational perspective. We then cover causal evidence on how labor markets adjust to shocks.


Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

The final grade is composed of:

  • Homework I 10%
  • Homework II 10%
  • Homework III 10%
  • Presentation and slides 15 %
  • Exam 55%


Lehrende und Studierende müssen eingeloggt sein, um alle Funktionalitäten von read!t nutzen, und auf lizenzierte elektronische Ressourcen zugreifen zu können. Bei technischen Problemen oder sonstigen Fragen zu read!t wenden Sie sich bitte an die Bibliothek unter

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!

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden


Office hours: by appointment

Zuletzt bearbeitet: 10.09.2020