Topic outline

  • This course introduces students to recent work in (broadly defined) labor economics. The aim is to give students insights into some topics that were not covered in Labor I and, more importantly, improve their capacity to read and discuss contemporary research papers critically. To do this, students will read 12 recent papers (one for each meeting) and discuss them in class. The aim is to have exciting and informed discussions, and thus, we expect everyone to arrive to class well-prepared and to participate actively in the debate. The quality of preparation and discussions determines grades, i.e., we will not have an exam or traditional written assignments. See the syllabus for details.

    The course is organized by Kristiina Huttunen and Matti Sarvimäki.