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This course will develop your skills to understand basic theoretical and empirical concepts of labour economics. You will learn why workers in different jobs earn different wages, comprehend the role of education in shaping the distribution of wages, learn about labour mobility and international labour migration, and understand the causes and consequences of labour market discrimination.

The course will develop your analytical skills and allow you to use fundamental mechanisms of labour market theory to derive predictions about effects of changes in labour supply and labour demand on wages and employment. The course will also improve your ability to read and interpret empirical research findings in the field of labour economics.

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CRAWFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY | EXECUTIVE COURSE ECONOMICS, DATA ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING

This course will develop your skills to understand basic theoretical and empirical concepts of labour economics. You will learn why workers in different jobs earn different wages, comprehend the role of education in shaping the distribution of wages, learn about labour mobility and international labour migration, and understand the causes and consequences of labour market discrimination.

The course will develop your analytical skills and allow you to use fundamental mechanisms of labour market theory to derive predictions about effects of changes in labour supply and labour demand on wages and employment. The course will also improve your ability to read and interpret empirical research findings in the field of labour economics.

Course date: 9.30am–4.30pm 11 September 2019 9.30am–4.30pm 12 September 2019 Venue:

132 Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Enrol: T 02 6125 2154 E csee@anu.edu.au Cost: $2,195

Apply now Course overview Many public policy issues concern the labour market experiences of particular groups of workers or various aspects of the employment relationship between workers and firms. Policy-makers need an understanding of the functioning of the labour market to make informed decisions.

The first day of this course will give an introduction to concepts of labour economics, explain some key features of labour supply and labour demand and discuss relevant empirical tools of labour economics and labour market policy evaluation.

The second day will cover human capital and the link between education and wages, explain the causes of wage inequality, provide an overview of the most important issues related to labour mobility and international labour migration, and discuss causes and consequences of labour market discrimination.

The course will provide participants with the knowledge they require to derive basic conclusions regarding a wide range of issues related to labour economics. The course will combine intuitive explanations with practical examples. The course is suitable for beginners and as a refresher for those with an economics background.

Core topics

  • Introduction to labour economics
  • Labour supply and labour demand
  • Empirical tools of labour economics
  • Labour market policy evaluation
  • Human capital
  • Wage inequality
  • Labour mobility
  • Labour market discrimination

Outcomes:

The course will provide participants with the knowledge they require to derive basic conclusions regarding a wide range of issues related to labour economics. The course will combine intuitive explanations with practical examples. The course is suitable for beginners and as a refresher for those with an economics background.

Who should attend

this course is suitable for beginners with some basic knowledge of market mechanisms and some basic understanding of statistical concepts.

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Mathias Sinning

Mathias Sinning is the Deputy Director of the ANU Tax and Transfer Policy Institute. He has previously held academic appointments at the ANU and the University of Queensland and has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University. Mathias is interested in the empirical analysis of issues related t...

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