1764 Specialization Course - Labor Market Economics
Dr. Maria Marchenko
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
17.09.2020 bis 20.09.2020
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Mittwoch 14.10.2020 12:00 - 16:00 D5.1.001
Mittwoch 21.10.2020 12:00 - 16:00 TC.5.01
Mittwoch 28.10.2020 12:00 - 16:00 EA.6.026
Mittwoch 04.11.2020 11:00 - 15:00 TC.0.04
Mittwoch 11.11.2020 15:00 - 19:00 TC.2.01
Mittwoch 18.11.2020 12:00 - 16:00 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 02.12.2020 12:00 - 16:00 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 09.12.2020 12:00 - 16:00 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 16.12.2020 12:00 - 16:00 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 23.12.2020 12:00 - 16:00 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 13.01.2021 12:00 - 16:00 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 20.01.2021 12:00 - 16:00 Online-Einheit

Ablauf der LV bei eingeschränktem Campusbetrieb

Synchronous hybrid mode: The course will be held in presence for a part of the participants. At the same time, the course is streamed for all students who cannot be on campus.

Inhalte der LV

The focus of this course is the theoretical and empirical analysis of labor markets. Starting from a discussion of the role of supply and demand in labor markets, we will examine key topics in labor markets, for example, the effect of minimum wages or gender wage differences. We examine the role of public policy and how it affects wage and employment outcomes in Europe and in the Austrian labor market.

The focus of this class is both on theory and on empirical methods.



Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

Aims of this course
1. Students acquire a general understanding of economic theories and models, which explain the wages and employment. 
2. Students learn how 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 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 (max 2 missing units). I expect students to actively participate in class (discussion, etc.)Depending on the corona situation, mandatory attendance in the lecture hall might be changed to the attendence remotely via teams.Only if you are subject to travel restrictions can you take part in the course in remote mode.The appointments with physical attendance will be announced in due time.


Lectures, problem solving, and research presentations.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Participation in class: 10%
Homework: 20%
Mid-term exam: 30%
End-term exam: 40%


1 Autor/in: George J. Borjas
Titel: Labor Economics   

Verlag: McGraw-Hill
Auflage: aktuelle Auflage
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Art: Buch

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

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Empfohlene inhaltliche Vorkenntnisse

Microeconomics and Econometrics recommended.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Appointments by email:

Sprechstunde nach Vereinbarung


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