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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 14.64 (Spring 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Labor Economics and Public Policy 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Economics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Joshua Angrist 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 14.64 Labor Economics and Public Policy

    Spring 2006

    Course Highlights

    This course features an extensive list of readings and all of its assignments.

    Course Description

    The course is an introduction to the field of Labor Economics, with an eye to helping students think critically about research and public policy. The emphasis is on applied microeconomics and empirical analysis. Topics to be covered include: labor supply and demand, taxes and transfers, human capital, minimum wages, income distribution, unions and strikes, immigration, incentives, discrimination, unemployment and unemployment insurance.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .dta.


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