UW-Milwaukee ECON 415 - Syllabus (8 pages)

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Econ 415 - Economics of Employment and Labor Relations
Economics of Employment and Labor Relations Documents

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Economics 415 002 Economics of Employment Relations Spring 2014 Mondays 5 30 8 10 PM Bolton B56 Professor Office E mail Office hours Scott Drewianka Bolton 886 sdrewian uwm edu Mondays and Wednesdays 3 30 5 00 PM The scheduled office hours are times during which I will be available to meet with students on a walk in basis Students who wish to meet with me at other times are invited to contact me to set up a special appointment attendance mandatory Course Web Site http pantherfile uwm edu sdrewian www CourseMaterials htm Goals of This Course This course will introduce students to the main topics ideas issues and methodologies of labor economics The goals are as follows 1 to become familiar with basic economic theories about labor markets and labor market institutions 2 to learn some empirical facts related to those theories and 3 to develop an ability to think analytically and quantitatively about issues related to labor economics See the handout entitled The Economic Perspective for an extended description of the economic approach Prerequisites Economics 103 Principles of Microeconomics Textbook available at the University bookstore The course will emphasize the material covered during lectures but a textbook is also available as a study guide Campbell R McConnell Stanley L Brue and David A Macpherson 2014 Contemporary Labor Economics 10th edition Boston MA Irwin McGraw Hill NOTE All editions after the 5th are very similar so please feel free to use them instead For what it may be worth older editions are often much less expensive Four other texts you might consider reading for a different presentation from what McConnell et al offer They should be on physical reserve in the UWM library 1 Lloyd G Reynolds Stanley H Masters and Colletta H Moser 1998 Labor Economics and Labor Relations 11th ed Upper Saddle River NJ Prentice Hall 2 Bruce E Kaufman and Julie L Hotchkiss 2006 The Economics of Labor Markets 7th ed Fort Worth TX Dryden Press 3 Ehrenberg Ronald G and Robert



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