What is this course about?
This course introduces the basic tools of labor economic analysis. Upon successful completion of this course, you will:
- Predict how changes in the economic environment impact labor demand, labor supply and equilibrium;
- Compare theories that explain unemployment, unequal wages for equally productive workers and discrimination;
- Evaluate policies designed to remediate unemployment and earnings inequality.
What do I need to do to prepare for the start of the course?
You can access a checklist of things to do before the first class here.
Where can I find the Syllabus?
You can access a PDF of the Fall 2017 Syllabus here.
How do I access the Blackboard site for this course?
The Blackboard site for this course can be accessed here. You will need your Cornell NetID and password to log in. You will only be able to view course information if you are officially registered for the course.
What if I have a question that's not addressed here or in the Syllabus?