Courses: Policy Research in Labor Economics (ECONH340B01)

Spring 2010

The starting point for this course will be current academic research as it contributes to labor market policy debate and change. Current policy relevant issues will dictate precise content and the emphasis of the course will be on understanding a body of academic economic discourse and how it helps to prioritize, influence, and ultimately set into motion national economic policy. Possible topics may include: workplace discrimination, minimum wage policy, economic inequality, poverty and welfare, international labor market comparison and performance, executive compensation, education policy and access, and the life-cycle of employment.

Prerequisites: Econ 300 and 304

Fulfills: SO I

Department

Economics (Web site)

Taught By

Anne Preston (Profile)

Meeting Times

T 1:30-4:00