The structure of study of each topic will be common:
- Lectures. Each topic will be introduced from an empirical point of view. This part will be completed with the theoretical study of the issues with a focus on micro and / or macroeconomic applications to labor economics.
- Recitations, to solve exercises and problems.
The students should also write an essay about one of the topics covered during the course. This activity will be completed with computer practice sessions, where they will use a statistical package (i.e., Stata) to address an issue of interest in the labour market. This may include replicating the results of at least a relevant research paper related to the topic of study. At the end of the course, the student must present his or her work in class. Through the essay the student should demonstrate his or her ability to apply a conceptual framework and data analysis techniques to an economic issue of interest. There will be at least one quiz during the course.