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  Economics Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Application of economic analysis to the civil law, with primary emphasis upon the common law of property, torts, and contracts.
Economic analysis of the location and growth of urban and regional areas with emphasis on public- policy issues.
A capstone course in economics, the seminar combines economic theory and econometric technique for the task of modeling and fore- casting trends in both industry-level and aggregate economic activity.
www.hsc.edu /academics/economics/courses.html   (1283 words)

 Field: Labor Economics
Researchers in the field of labor economics are fortunate to have available an abundance of high quality data with which to investigate research questions about the behavior of individuals and firms in labor markets.
Thomas A. Mroz is a Professor in the Department of Economics, a Fellow in the Carolina Population Center, and a member of the Steering Committee for the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
His general areas of research are labor economics and applied econometrics, with a particular interest in the study of life cycle labor supply and occupational choice decisions, the economic determinants of household formation and dissolution, and the study of educational investment and productivity.(home page)
www.unc.edu /depts/econ/fields/labor.html   (3129 words)

 Teaching Social Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Thus economic principles entail also a set of philosophic and moral precepts, regarding what persons want and desire, their material betterment, value espousals, competing and collaborating in community with others and contributing to and sharing in the common good.
In contrast to conventional economics, he continues, social economics is concerned with human values, the nature of the person, the distribution of wealth, income, and power, and the well-being of those who are not able to fully participate in economic affairs.
Labor economists who favored union organization as a proper economic tool for promoting true labor market competition were branded as unorthodox and were ignored in most programs of the American Economic Association, mainly on grounds that their institutional analysis lacked scientific rigor.
www.socialeconomics.org /teaching.htm   (5704 words)

 Labour (economics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In classical economics and all micro-economics labour (or labor) is a measure of the work done by human beings and is one of three factors of production, the others being land and capital.
There are macro-economic system theories which have created a concept called human capital (referring to the skills that workers possess, not necessarily their actual work), although there are also counterposing macro-economic system theories that think human capital is a contradiction in terms.
In Marxian economics, the aim of labour economics is to provide insight and guidance for the optimal allocation of cooperative human labour.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Labor_(economics)   (405 words)

 UNM Economics Department: Labor Economics
Labor economics applies the theory and tools of economics to describe the characteristics and investigate the problems of the market for labor.
Labor economics is largely an empirical discipline, and labor economists spend much of their time analyzing detailed micro-data on individuals (containing economic and socio-demographic characteristics such as education, occupation, wages, labor supply, marital status, and migration information) and firms (containing characteristics such as employee demographics, compensation policies, union and collective bargaining status, and training investments).
Melissa Binder: Economic incentives and schooling, economics of the family in Mexico and the United States, including decisions involving the schooling and labor force participation of children and the allocation of time and resources among family members.
www.unm.edu /~econ/research/labor.html   (667 words)

 MIT Economics - Labor Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Labor economics is the branch of microeconomics that includes the study of wages, employment, and labor market dynamics.
There are two under- graduate courses in labor economics: one offers a comparative and historical perspective on the organization of the labor market, while the other is a more analytical course.
Dora Costa applies her expertise in economic history, labor economics, and demography to the analysis of labor force participation, disability rates, and retirement decisions.
econ-www.mit.edu /about/labor.htm   (240 words)

Presenting economic and statistical concepts in a clear and meaningful way is particularly important for economists whose research is directed toward making policies for an organization.
Labor economists or demographic economists study the supply and demand for labor and the determination of wages.
Economics includes numerous specialties at the graduate level, such as advanced economic theory, econometrics, international economics, and labor economics.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos055.htm   (2269 words)

 Labour economics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Labor economics looks at the suppliers of labor services (workers), the demanders of labor services (employers), and attempts to understand the resulting pattern of wages, employment, and income.
Labor economics can generally be seen as the application of microeconomic or macroeconomic techniques to the labor market.
The participation rate is the number of people in the labor force divided by the size of the adult civilian noninstitutional population (or by the population of working age that is not insitutionalized).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Labor_economics   (2941 words)

 Graduate Program - Department of Economics - UWM
The programs are built upon a solid core of training in economic theory and in quantitative analysis, with concentrations in econometrics, economic growth and development, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics and human resources, mathematical economics, monetary theory and policy, and urban/regional economics.
* An undergraduate major in economics with a grade point average (both overall and in economics) of 3.0 (4.00 scale) and one semester of calculus or, adequate preparation at the undergraduate level equivalent to two semesters of course work in intermediate economic theory, one semester of statistics, and one semester of calculus.
The examination is given in sections covering economic theory and the student's two areas of concentration.
www.uwm.edu /Dept/Economics/GradProgram.htm   (890 words)

 Maxwell School : Economics : Labor Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Labor Economics is one of the Economics Department’s main areas of research.
One faculty member in the labor group is a coeditor of the Journal of Human Resources and another is a coeditor of Labour Economics.
A two course sequence in labor economics at the Ph.D. level provides students with the tools to begin labor research.
www.maxwell.syr.edu /econ/labor.htm   (121 words)

 Colby College | Academics | Department of Economics
The tools of economics are used to analyze interactions among consumers, firms, and governments, particularly as they relate to the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Economics majors also complete a senior seminar and conduct research projects on topics of their own choosing.
Department of Economics faculty members regularly publish articles in prestigious academic journals, write leading textbooks in the discipline, and contribute to scholarly edited volumes.
www.colby.edu /economics   (417 words)

 Ph.D. in Applied Economics
Whether we are in periods of economic growth or decline, periods of increasing regulation or deregulation, or in Republican or Democratic administrations, public and private sector employers are looking for Ph.D.-trained economists in applied areas.
Industrial Organization economics is a field that analyzes and evaluates the performance of markets and devises appropriate policy responses where markets are not performing well.
Similarly, the field of Labor Economics is one that blends theory, practice and policy.
www.economics.neu.edu /graduate/phd   (717 words)

 Columbia University - Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As a leading member of a group of economists at Columbia and the University of Chicago, known as the Columbia-Chicago School of Economics, Mincer and Nobel Laureate Gary Becker helped to develop the empirical foundations of human capital theory, consequently revolutionizing the field of labor economics.
In recognition of his lifetime achievements in economics, Mincer was awarded the first IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor, based in Bonn,Germany) Prize in Labor Economics.
Mincer's accomplishments and preeminent stature in the field of labor economics leaves a legacy to the world and reaffirms the excellence of Columbia University.
www.columbia.edu /cu/economics/faculty/memoriam/memoriam_jmincer.html   (417 words)

 Columbia News ::: Father of Modern Labor Economics Jacob Mincer Honored for Critical Contributions to the Field
One of the greatest economists of the 20th century, Columbia Professor Emeritus Jacob Mincer, also considered by many to be the father of modern labor economics, was honored this week by leading economists, including Nobel Laureates Gary S. Becker and James J. Heckman, at a conference organized on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
In recognition of his lifetime achievements in the field, Mincer was awarded the first annual IZA Prize in Labor Economics, a $50,000 award from the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany.
He was named the Buttenwieser Professor of Economics and Human Relations at Columbia in 1979, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and holds a honorary doctorate from the University of Chicago, in addition to a number of other honors and achievements.
www.columbia.edu /cu/news/02/07/jacobMincer_award.html   (779 words)

 Labor Economics Syllabus: Econ 750   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The sequence aims to present a detailed analysis of the main areas in labor economics, and to provide a foundation for original research in the field.
The core material, covered in the first part of 750, deals with labor supply decisions made by rational households, labor demand decisions made by profit-maximizing firms, and the equilibrium wage differentials and employment patterns implied by these decisions when markets are competitive.
The research project might lead to a paper satisfying the labor field paper requirement, or to a paper for 751 in the spring (or both).
www.ssc.wisc.edu /~jkennan/s750.htm   (377 words)

A special emphasis will be given to the role of labor unions and government policies.
After an introduction to the field of labor economics, we will first look at the institutional aspects of the workplace and the role of organized labor.
This will be followed by a theoretical analysis of the labor market.
faculty.etsu.edu /hipples/ECON4327.htm   (528 words)

 Labor Studies Resource Page
The Department of Economics has a web page with links to general economics resources including government pages, on-line journals and publications, professional associations, and on-line data sets.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) "is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights." Publications of the ILO are available at this link.
Labor Policy Association, "a public policy advocacy organization of the senior human resource executives of America's major corporations whose purpose is to ensure that U.S. employment policy supports the competitive goals of its member companies and their employees"
www.gwu.edu /~labor/resources.html   (1071 words)

 Headlines - Stanford Professor Wins Labor Economics Prize - Stanford GSB
The IZA Prize, administered by the Institute in Bonn, is one of the largest in economics.
He began developing research and ideas that became the seminal work in the field of personnel economics as he expanded his teaching from doctoral students to MBA students in the 1970s and 1980s at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
He is the author of Personnel Economics, published by MIT Press in 1995, and was the founding editor of the Journal of Labor Economics.
www.gsb.stanford.edu /news/headlines/lazear_iza_award.shtml   (786 words)

 Labor Economics
Labor Economics deals with labor markets: that is, the institutional arrangements, terms, and conditions under which workers supply their labor and under which firms demand their labor.
Faculty members are especially concerned with understanding the workings of labor markets and the effects of various public policies.
The topics dealt with in courses and research include the following: analysis of the labor force, employment and unemployment, wages and related terms of employment, income distribution, income security programs, health and safety in industry, retirement, pensions and social security, economic aspects of collective bargaining, and economic demography.
digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu /le   (102 words)

 Labor Economics
The economics of labor demand and supply, human capital investment, union wage differentials and labor market discrimination.
The objective of this course is to familiarize the student with theories of how labor markets work and the empirical   evidence that either supports or rejects these theories.
Have your economics text out only when I am directing your attention to the text or when you are asking questions about your reading that you did not understand.
www.nicholls.edu /mcoats/Econ325syl.htm   (1008 words)

 Labor Economics
Economics resources at Dartmouth - This is an excellent gateway to all things economics on the web.
Society of Labor Economists - SOLE is a “diverse network of scholars, professionals, and researchers: all promoting their field by making significant contributions to labor economics.”  They hold annual meetings and publish the Journal of Labor Economics (JOLE).
Economics Policy Debates – This web page is from a publisher of Economics texts, SouthWestern, and has brief discussions of many economic policy issues, along with links to more information.
www.dartmouth.edu /~econ27   (786 words)

 Labor Economics - Fall 1999
            Labor Economics is an applications-oriented course examining the organization, functioning and outcomes of labor markets in the economic system and how these markets are influenced by various institutions and by public policy.
A student should have completed Economics 200 and 210 before enrolling in this class, although exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis for those students who have completed only one of the principles classes.
     Because the study of economics requires abstract thinking, it is best to study a small amount of the material at frequent intervals as opposed to attempting to digest a large amount of material at one time.
www.bridgewater.edu /~dhuffman/econ320/sylf01.html   (542 words)

 Labor: Agent-Based Computational Economics (Tesfatsion)
The acronym "WILD@ACE" stands for "Workshop on Industrial and Labor Dynamics: The Agent-Based Computational Economics Approach." The workshop focused on the potential use of agent-based simulation for the investigation of labor economics and industrial organization issues.
They show that the evolved social networks have "small world network" properties in the sense that they are both very clustered (locally structured) and have global reach, and that these two properites enhance the ability of the social networks to perform as job referral networks.
Giorgio Fagiolo (Laboratory of Economics and Management, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy): ACE model of labor dynamics; Local interaction models; Evolution of social and economic networks; Learning; Endogenous interactions; Economics of innovation and technical change.
www.econ.iastate.edu /tesfatsi/alabor.htm   (1678 words)

 MIT OpenCourseWare | Economics
The MIT Economics Department today is a vibrant collection of faculty and students.
The Department's distinguished scholars have received numerous awards, including three Nobel Prizes (Franco Modigliani, Paul Samuelson, and Robert Solow), and many are Fellows of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society.
Labor Economics I, Fall 2003 - Fall 2004
ocw.mit.edu /OcwWeb/Economics/index.htm   (207 words)

 M&E 3510 Labor Economics/Faziz/Fall 2005
Unlike many other areas of study, the the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) used in Labor Economics follows much of the common vocabulary of this discipline.
Labor Economics -- work -- employment -- occupations -- industrial relations -- labor and laboring classes -- economic policy -- labor unions -- collective bargaining -- manpower policy -- labor market -- (women--employment, or minorities--employment)
The Labor Review Digital Archive - back issues (1907-2004) of this publication from the Minneapolis Central Labor Union Council - AFL-CIO.
www.hamline.edu /bushlibrary/research_guides/me_labor_econ.html   (738 words)

 Labor Economics
In the context of labor union, explain threat effects and spillover effects.
Draw an isoquant for which capital and labor are perfect complements.
All of a payroll tax tends to be passed on to consumers when the elasticity of labor supply is:
www.k-state.edu /economics/jfrjr/620e199.htm   (717 words)

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