LABOR ECONOMICS

Course Information
TitleΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΑΣ / LABOR ECONOMICS
Code12ΥΗ06
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolEconomics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorStelios Roupakias
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600000441

Programme of Study: UPS School of Economics (2013-today)

Registered students: 116
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
OIKONOMIASCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)846
DIOIKĪSĪ EPICΗEIRĪSEŌNSpecial Election846

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600178250
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students, upon successful completion of the course, will be able to: 1. Have a deeper understanding of labor market issues. 2. Understand the concepts of labor supply and demand, the causes of unemployment, the impact of migrants on the labor market performance of indigenous workers
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The tools of positive analysis: economic theory and econometrics. Causality: going one step beyond correlations. The neoclassical model of labor supply, the reservation wage. Labor demand. The Hicks–Marshall laws of derived demand. Labor market equilibrium. The impact of a binding minimum wage on the employment of unskilled labor: perfectly competitive labor market versus a monopoly market. Macroeconomic theories of unemployment: labor unions, efficiency wages, the Shapiro-Stiglitz model, the job search theory of Mortensen and Pissarides. Human capital, productivity and signaling. The causes of migration. Roy's model. The assimilation of immigrants in the labor market of the host country. The labor market effects of migration on indigenous employees. Discrimination in the labor market. The Blinder and Oaxaca method. International trade and wage inequality. The phenomenon of "job polarization"
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1605.7
Reading Assigment40.1
Written assigments20.1
Exams20.1
Total1686
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. BORJAS J. GEORGE (2003) Tα Οικονομικά της Εργασίας, Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Κριτική 2. R. Ehrenberg, R. Smith, Οικονομικά της Εργασίας: Σύγχρονη Προσέγγιση στη Θεωρία και τη Δημόσια Πολιτική, εκδ. Broken Hill, Αθήνα 2017.
Last Update
16-12-2021