Labour Economics


Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 1887/2016 - 05/02/2016

5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL + 15,0 OT

- Sérgio Paulo Leal Nunes

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The students should be able to: a) Understand and describe the special characteristics of labor market b) Discuss about the main labor market policies c) Apply economic analysis to treat specific questions of labor market.

1. Introduction 2. Labour supply 3. Labour demand 4. Labour market equilibrium 5. Human capital 6. Labour market discrimination 7. Labour unions and collective bargaining 8. Unemployment 9. The Phillips curve: trade-off between inflation and unemployment.

Evaluation Methodology
The student may choose between a) Continuous assessment: individual midterm tests with 10/20 as the minimum pass grade and b) Final exam: 10/20 as the minimum pass grade.

- Nordhaus, W. e Samuelson, P. (2005). Economia. Lisboa: McGraw-Hill
- Borjas, G. (2005). Labor Economics. Lisboa: McGraw-Hill

Method of interaction
Course content is delivered through lectures, case study analysis and applied exercises.

Software used in class
Not applicable.