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The aim of the course is to guide students through economic analyses of the labor market and provide them with the fundamentals of labor economics. Among other topics, we will study important contemporary economic issues including differentials on the labor market by gender and ethnicity, worker discrimination, sources of income inequality, minimum wages, unions and wage bargaining, worker mobility, and immigration policies. The course will combine theoretical concepts, empirical evidence and empirical approaches, including the use of econometrics tools in labor market economics. We will discuss the importance of particular important labor market institutions and policies, explain the motivations for their establishment, and we will apply labour economics to explain and empirically evaluate the labor market effects of institutions and policy changes. Critical discussions about public policy designs will be encouraged.

Prerequisites: Microeconomics at introductory level.

Main instructor of the course is Prague based Mariola Pytliková, Ph.D. while students of the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, Split will be co-instructed by prof. Josipa Višić from the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, Split. The classes will be followed in the classroom at the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, Split along with local instructor of the individual course.

Classes will start on February 28 and will last till April 8, 2022.

  • Lectures: Wednesday 9.45-11.15 a.m. CET, Friday 9.45-10.30 a.m. CET. Note that after March 27, 2022, due to the daylight saving time lectures will be held on Wednesday 8.45-10.15 a.m., Friday 8.45-9.30 a.m. Thus, there will be no change in the course time slots for countries which do not change time.

Detailed syllabus of the course will be available in due course.

To take part at this course please fill in the electronic application (opens in new window) ! by February 4th, 2022 by 12:00 h (noon).

For additional information contact us at dcoppola@efst.hr or call +385 21 430 706.