Covers advanced topics in labour and population economics.
This paper provides a study of topics related to how individuals and households make decisions related to human capital, how and whether to interact in the labour market, income distribution, discrimination in the labor market, health and inequality.
The paper is designed to both introduce students to some of the key research in a broad topic area in labour and population economics and to get them to think about how to both evaluate others' research and produce high-quality research of their own.
|Paper title||Labour and Population Economics|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2023 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,163.90|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- ECON 375
- ECON 442
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- A reading list will be provided for each class.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- Learn about the fundamentals of good research and the econometric methods and empirical modelling strategies frequently used in applied microeconomic research. This will build upon what students have previously learned in more theoretically based econometrics classes and show them how empirical methods can be applied to learn about the world around us
- Learn about how
individuals and households make important life decisions, in particular:
- How much to invest in one's own human capital
- How and whether to interact with the labour market
- How to decide where to live and with whom to interact
- Learn about both classic research papers of fundamental importance and recent cutting-edge research on the topics discussed in the second objective
The paper will discuss examples from both developed and developing countries to give students a well-rounded introduction to the literature in this broad research area. Overall, the objectives are meant to complement each other and both introduce students to some of the key research in a broad topic area and to get them to think about how to both evaluate others' research and produce high-quality research of their own.