Course description

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the functioning of the labour market and the effects of various public policies. The course deals with institutional arrangements of the labour market, terms and conditions under which workers supply their labour and under which firms demand their labour. The topics dealt with during the course include the analyses of employment and unemployment, wage distribution, discrimination, and labour mobility.



David Seim and Ines Helm


Lorenz Pirus and Lena Lindström. Office hours: Please see Mondo, room A485.
Phone: 16 30 38, e-mail:


  • Schedule Note that changes in schedule may occur.
  • Exam information
  • Kursplan
  • Syllabus
  • Course web: (TBA)
  • Course literature:
    Borjas, George J.  Labour Economics, McGraw Hill, latest edition.