The aim of this course is to teach students the main available theoretical and empirical tools in economic analysis to understand how labour markets work and the role of their different regulations. Students will learn the basic principles ruling the decisions of relevant agents in the labour market (employers, workers, unions, etc.). In particular, they should be capable of identifying the main issues in this area of research as well as the outcomes of those policies and regulations that have been implemented in the labour market to improve its efficiency and offset its detrimental distributional effects. Throughout the course, it will be stressed that economic models are critical to find and analyze the appropriate data and formulate relevant research questions. Big emphasis will be placed on illustrating how empirical results should inform sound public policy. Class presentations by students of seminal papers on a wide range of topics covered during the course would be required as part of the coursework. Further prerequisites to follow this course is a solid knowledge of Calculus, Optimization and basic Microeconomic theory.