Labour Economics

Module code: EC3091
Module coordinatorDr Piotr Denderski

Topics covered

  • Individual-level wage dispersion and unemployment duration heterogeneity: evidence for their importance and its limitations.
  • Search and matching frictions inlabour market outcomes.
  • Search-based models of the labour market (in particular the models of random, directed and on-the-job search).
  • Effects of various labour market policy instruments (including unemployment benefits, minimum wages and employment protection legislation schemes) on the labour market.
  • Role of technology and migration for the labour market.


  • 20 one-hour lectures
  • 5 one-hour tutorials


  • Exam (50%)
  • Coursework (25%)
  • Mid-term test (25%)