Labor Economics II

People stand on a highway overpass at night holding lighted signs that spell out "Raise the Min Wage."

Protesters from Wisconsin Jobs Now and Occupy Riverwest raise awareness about the need to increase the state's minimum wage. (Image by Wisconsin Jobs Now on Flickr. CC BY-NC.)


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Spring 2015



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This is a graduate course in labor economics. The course will focus on covering theory and evidence on inequality, wage structure, skill demands, employment, job loss, and early-life determinants of long-run outcomes. Particular areas of focus are: (1) wage determination, including the Roy model, equalizing wage differentials, and models of discrimination; (2) the roles played by supply, demand, institutions, technology and trade in the evolving distribution of income.

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David Autor, and Heidi Williams. 14.662 Labor Economics II. Spring 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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