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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECP7207
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-11-10
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-02-10
  2. Department: Economics
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: 00-1403-00
  5. Contact Person: Michael Loewy
  6. Phone: 46532
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ECP
  9. Number: 7207
  10. Full Title: Labor Economics II
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Labor Economics II
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: ECP 6205
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Advanced study of labor economics including analysis of the wage structure, labor unions, labor mobility, and unemployment.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course provides a PhD-level analysis of the functioning labor markets. As such, it provides a more advanced treatment of topics than does ECP 6205. It provides the necessary background for students wishing to write their dissertations in labor econ
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is the second part of a two-course sequence in labor economics and serves to complete the labor economics field. It primarily draws PhD students in economics.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes. Twice. It will also be offered on a regular basis in the future since it is part of a popular field sequence in economics.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Instructor must have a PhD in economics with a research interest in labor economics.
  29. Objectives: The main objectives of the course are completion of the development of a theory of labor markets, familiarization with the literature in the field, and preparation for writing a dissertation in the field.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will be familiar with classic and recent literature in labor economics through the presentation of journal articles in the field. This will provide students with the preparation necessary to write a dissertation in labor economics.
  31. Major Topics: Compensating differentials, The wage structure, Economics of labor unions, Regulation of labor markets, Labor mobility, Unemployment and labor contracts.
  32. Textbooks: Borjas, George J. "Labor Economics," 2nd ed. and numerous journal articles.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
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