Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


At the end of the course, students will be familiar with

  • Basic facts about: educational attainment of the workforce, labor market differences between demographic groups, technological change and trends in globalization (trade, migration)
  • Main theories for understanding
    • educational choices
    • differences in labor market outcomes between demographic groups
    • how technology and globalization affect the labor market
  • Examples of empirical work investigating these theories

Credits: 6

Schedule: 19.04.2022 - 02.06.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Flavio Hafner

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course gives an overview of modern theoretical and empirical approaches used in labor economics to understand educational choices, labor market inequalities between demographic groups, and the effect of technological change and globalization on the labor market. It will also discuss minimum wages.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    There will be four graded problem sets and a final exam. The problem sets count one third (33%), the exam two thirds (67%) towards the final grade. To pass the course, students should pass both the problem sets and the exam.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 No teaching
    2023-2024 No teaching

    Enrollment :

    Registration in Sisu.