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Labour Economics

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Course Unit Code156-0576/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionEnglish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
GOT40prof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc.
S1I44doc. RNDr. Milan Šimek, Ph.D.
Summary
The course provides especially the exact knowledge of unemployment and government´s interventions in the labour market. The subject explains the relation between the unemployment and other important economic phenomenons such as minimum wage, real wage, economic equilibrium. Theory is based on the classical, neoclassical approach but also on other theories. The course provides the knowledge of the European Union labour markets, too. Development of the EU integration process since the eighties and basic development tendencies in the labour market.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
To clarify basic relations on labour markets
To interpret investments in human capital
To explain wage diferences on labour market
To discuss unions influence at labour markets
To analyze employment policy effects and to classify programmes
To identify basic problems of the Czech labour market
To describe active and passive labour employment in the European union
Course Contents
The course provides especially the exact knowledge of unemployment and government´s interventions in the labour market.
The subject explains the relation between the unemployment and other important economic phenomenons such as minimum
wage, real wage, economic equilibrium. Theory is based on the classical, neoclassical approach but also on other theories. The
course provides the knowledge of the European Union labour markets, too. Development of the EU integration process since the eighties and basic development tendencies in the labour market.
1. The competitive equilibrium
2. The unemployment theories
3. Theory of human capital
4. Theory od discrimination
5. Wage determinants
6. Migration theories and labour market
7. Labour market flexibility
8. Flexicurity
9. Holland's Theory of Career Choice
10. European employment strategy
11. Labour market - Denmark, Germany, UK
12. Labour market – Spain, Netherlands, Poland
13. Labour market in the Czech Republic
14. Active and passive labour market policy in the Czech Republic
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
BODVARSON, Örn B. a Hendrik Van den BERG. The Economics of Immigration. Theory and Policy. Second Edition. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4614-2116-0.
BOERI, Tito. a Jan van OURS. The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets. Second Edition. Princenton: Princeton University Press, 2013. ISNB 978-1-400-848-195.
CAHUC Pierre, Stéphane CARCILLO and André ZYLBERBERG. Labour Economics. 2nd Edition. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-26-202770-0.
BODVARSON, Örn B. a Hendrik Van den BERG. The Economics of Immigration. Theory and Policy. Second Edition. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4614-2116-0.
BOERI, Tito. a Jan van OURS. The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets. Second Edition. Princenton: Princeton University Press, 2013. ISNB 978-1-400-848-195.
CAHUC Pierre, Stéphane CARCILLO and André ZYLBERBERG. Labour Economics. 2nd Edition. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-26-202770-0.
Recommended Reading:
BORJAS, George J. Labor Economics. 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill Education, 2016. ISBN 978-1-259-25236-5.
EHRENBERG, Ronald and Robert SMITH. Modern Labor Economics. 12th Edition. Theory and Public Policy. Routledge, 2015. ISBN 978-0-13-346278-4.
BORJAS, George J. Labor Economics. 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill Education, 2016. ISBN 978-1-259-25236-5.
EHRENBERG, Ronald and Robert SMITH. Modern Labor Economics. 12th Edition. Theory and Public Policy. Routledge, 2015. ISBN 978-0-13-346278-4.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined