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School of Economics and Political Science
ECONOMICS
Course unit
LABOUR ECONOMICS
EPP4064806, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ECONOMICS
EP2093, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination LABOUR ECONOMICS
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/economia/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-EP2093-000ZZ-2015-EPP4064806-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge DONATA FAVARO SECS-P/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/02 POLITICA ECONOMICA 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second trimester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 08/01/2018
End of activities 09/03/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione AA 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 FAVARO DONATA (Presidente)
BASSETTI THOMAS (Membro Effettivo)
NUNZIATA LUCA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students need to have passed the exams of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to analyse the behaviour of agents in the labour market and the equilibrium of that market.
The first goal of the course is to understand the theoretical models that explain:
- Individual choices related to work and education;
- Employment decisions of firms;
- Employment and wage equilibrium in perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets;
- The role of trade unions and labour market regulation in determining the employment and wage equilibrium.

In the second part of the course, the theory will be applied to understand and interpret the trends in the Italian and European labour markets. To this end, we will discuss some studies of the European Commission and the OECD:

At the end of the course, students will have a good knowledge of the functioning of the labour market and will have acquired the ability to use theoretical knowledge to independently judge and interpret the labour market.
Examination methods: Written exam.
Assessment criteria: The student's evaluation will be based on her/his ability to discuss and apply the theoretical models independently.
Course unit contents: Main topics:
- Labour supply
- Labour demand
- Education choices
- The labour market equilibrium in perfectly competitive contexts
- Equilibria in imperfectly competitive contexts
- Trade unions and collective bargaining.
- Labour market policies
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons
Additional notes about suggested reading: Any information about the course (the detailed program, the updated calendar of lectures, exam instructions, teaching material, etc.) will be available on the course’s e-learning platform (moodle).
The key to access moodle will be announced at the beginning of the lessons.
Students are invited to consult the moodle page of the course regularly.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Borjas G.J., Labor Economics. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo