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EC3527: LABOUR MARKET ECONOMICS (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

The course aims to develop an understanding of the level and structure of wages and employment in advanced industrial nations. Distinguishing the nature and determinants of the supply of and demand for labour, the course analyses the behaviour of labour markets and offers explanations of the major outcomes. Current policy issues such as the impact of welfare benefits on labour supply, wage taxes and subsidies, and competing models of the labour market will be explored. The course will also introduce students to personnel economics and key ideas in the economics of incentives, such as remuneration schemes, and the structure of labour contracts.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Heather Dickey
  • Dr John Skatun

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EC3507 Labour Market Economics (Studied)
  • EC3525 Labour Market Economics (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course aims to develop an understanding of the level and structure of wages and employment in advanced industrial nations. Distinguishing the nature and determinants of the supply of and demand for labour, the course analyses the behaviour of labour markets and offers explanations of the major outcomes. Current policy issues such as the impact of welfare benefits on labour supply, wage taxes and subsidies, and competing models of the labour market will be explored. The course will also introduce students to personnel economics and key ideas in the economics of incentives, such as remuneration schemes, and the structure of labour contracts.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27 - 30, 32 - 35

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback is given in the in-course assessment (essay), giving students guidance on how to improve answer and general presentation of essay. On a less formal basis, via verbal feedback during tutorial discussions.

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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