|Prerequisites for Module|
Introductory Economics (BS1109) and Business Economics (BS2211) in addition to SCQF10 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To provide students with the ability to understand, evaluate and critically analyse developments in contemporary labour markets.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Appreciate and evaluate the complexity and interdependence of modern labour markets.|
||Critically evaluate and apply a working knowledge of theories of unemployment.|
||Critically assess the interdependence of education, training, productivity and employment probabilities.|
||Analyse the effects of active labour market intervention.|
||Critically analyse wage formation and labour mobility.|
Indicative Module Content
Labour market equilibrium and Human Capital Theory; theories of unemployment; the theory of search in labour markets; wage formation and labour mobility.
Indicative Student Workload
|52||Mode of Delivery|
Lectures, seminars, groupwork and directed independent learning.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
One coursework assignment
One end-of-module closed-book examination which will incorporate theoretical and practice-oriented problem-solving.
|1.||BORJAS, J., 2002. Labor economics. McGraw-Hill Education Ltd.|
|2.||BOSWORTH, D. DAWKINS, P. and STROMBACK, T., 1997. Economics of the labour market. Harlow: Prentice Hall.|
|3.||EHRENBERG, R.G. and SMITH, R., 2000. Modern labour economics: theory and policy. Addision Wesley.|
|4.||LAYYARD, R. NICKELL, R. and JACKMAN, T., 1991. Unemployment: macroeconomic performance and the labour market. Oxford: Oxford University Press.|
|5.||McCONNEL et al., 2002. Contemporary labor economics. McGraw-Hill Education Ltd.|