Labor Economics, fall 2014
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Test 1 (Wednesday, October 1)
Test 2 (Wednesday, November 12)
Test 3 (Wednesday, December 17)
Stata assignment (due Monday, December 8)
Reflection 1, due Monday, 9/7: What do you hope to get out of the course? What questions in labor economics do you find interesting?
Problem set 1, due Monday, 9/15: Labor demand and competitive labor markets. click here for the pdf
Problem set 2, due Monday, 9/22: Monopsonistic labor markets. click here for the pdf
Reflection 2, due Monday, 9/22: chapters 1, 3, 4, and (mostly) 5. click here for the pdf
Problem set 3, due Monday, 9/29: Labor supply. click here for the pdf
Test 1, Wednesday, 10/1
Reflection 3, due Wednesday 10/15: More labor supply problems; chapter 7. click here for the pdf
Problem set 4, due Monday, 10/20: Life cycle; household specialization. click here for the pdf
Reflection 4, due Monday, 10/20: Juxtapose the textbook’s theory pertaining to workplace risk in chapter 8 with the history of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
Reflection 5, due Monday, 10/27: chapters 9 and 10: click here for the pdf
Reflection 6, due Monday, 11/3 (mini reflection): How are signaling models of education different from human capital models?
Lit review phase 1 due Monday, 11/3: See syllabus for details.
Problem set 5, due Monday, 11/10: click here for the pdf
Test 2, Wednesday, 11/12
Reflection 7, due Monday, 12/1: Summarize chapter 12, with an emphasis on what you found most interesting.
Stata exercise, due Monday, 12/8: click here for assignment details
Problem set 6, due Monday, 12/15: click here for the pdf
Test 3, Wednesday, 12/17