The course aims to provide students with a solid background and tools in theoretical and empirical labour economics. These tools will be then applied to understand the working of labour markets and labour institutions across European countries and at the central European level.

Detailed Syllabus

1. The classical theory of labour markets: labour supply and demand; wage and employment.

2. Job search theory at the micro and macro level.

3. Labour institutions and policies in Europe: introduction to union bargaining, minimum wage, employment protection, unemployment insurance, active labour policies.

4. Empirical Labour Economics: statistical methods for the evaluation of impact of labour policies.

5. The integration of EU labour markets.

6. Labour Mobility in the EU.

7. European Policies, productivity and inequality.

8. Unions and Wage Bargaining.

9. Employment Relations in the EU.