Labour Economics

General Information

Course goals

The focus of this course is the theoretical and empirical analysis of labor markets. Starting from a discussion of the role of supply and demand in labor markets, we will examine key topics in labor markets, for example, the effect of minimum wages or gender wage differences. We examine the role of public policy and how it affects wage and employment outcomes in Europe and in the Austrian labor market

Who should take this course?

Students who wish to gain basic insights into the functioning of labor markets and the role of economic policy


Borjas, Labor Economics, current edition, or Boeri and Ours, The economics of imperfect labor markets, second edition

Course requirements

See Studienhandbuch

Additional information

Additional infomration is in KUSSS