COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: LABOR MARKET STUDIES
Code Course Type Regular Semester Theory Practice Lab Credits ECTS
ECO 808 C 2 3 0 0 3 10
Lecturer and Office Hours: Güngör Turan Friday, 10.00-12.00
Second Lecturer(s): NA
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: NA
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Elective
Classroom and Meeting Time: Thursday, 14.30-17.15
Course Description: This course covers labor economic theory and econometric analysis of labor market outcomes. The topics in the course include labor demand, labor supply, labor market equilibrium, human capital, screening and signaling investments, migration, and intergenerational mobility. Through these topics the course aims to introduce students to several of the most important theoretical and empirical methods in the field.
Course Objectives: Raising research skill in labor market theory and application in Transition economies and Western Balkans
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Teaching methodology, learning outcomes and course evaluation criteria
2 Introduction to Labor Economics: Theory and Application
3 Labor Supply Theory and Literature Review
4 Labor Demand Theory and Literature Review
5 Labor Market Equilibrium Theory and Literature Review
6 Human Capital Theory and Literature Review-1
7 Human Capital Theory and Literature Review-2
8 Human Capital Theory and Literature Review-3
9 Human Capital Theory and Literature Review-4
10 Human Capital Theory and Literature Review-5
11 Human Capital Theory and Literature Review-6
12 Human Capital Theory and Literature Review-7
13 Human Capital Theory and Literature Review-8
14 Human Capital Theory and Literature Review-9
Prerequisite(s): no
Textbook: George J. Borjas, Labor Economics, McGraw-Hill
Other References:
Laboratory Work: no
Computer Usage: E Views-10
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Developing students' research skills in labor market theory
2 Developing students's mathematical skills in labor market theory and study
3 Developing students's statistical knowledge using skills in labor market theory and study
4 Developing students's econometric knowledge using skill in labor market theory and study
5 Developing students's analytical thinking skill in labor economics market and application
6 Developing students's critical thinking skill in labor market theory and application
7 Developing students's research skills in literature reviewing
8 Developing students's research skills in application in transition economies and Western Balkans
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
PhD ECO BAF Program
1 Students develop and deepen knowledge of economics to an expert level 3
2 Students investigate the latest theories in a specialized economic field 5
3 Students identify the gaps and limitations in the literature in their field of specialization 5
4 Students assess the interdisciplinary links between economics and related fields 3
5 Students critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate new and complex ideas 5
6 Students apply advanced research methods in economics 5
7 Students make an original contribution to the science 5
8 Students defend their research and critique that of others using appropriate levels of precision and nuance 3
9 Students identify, participate in, organize and lead activities, such as panels, workshops and conferences, that aim to develop solutions for novel and interdisciplinary problems 3
10 Students find creative solutions for social, scientific, and ethical problems in the context of the science 3
11 Students share their findings with the wider community 3
12 Students compile and publish research articles in reputable journals 5
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Term Paper
1
100
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 10 160
Mid-terms 0
Assignments 1 42 42
Final examination 0
Other 0
Total Work Load:
250
Total Work Load/25(h):
10
ECTS Credit of the Course:
10