The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets
Sciences Po. Europe-Asia Undergraduate Program (Le Havre). Spring 2009.


Lecture 1: Overview

Lecture 2: Minimum Wages

Lecture 3: Unions and Collective Bargaining

Lecture 4: Payroll Taxes

Lecture 5: Regulating Working Hours

Lecture 6: Retirement Programs

Lecture 7: Family Policies

Lecture 8: Education and Training

Lecture 9: Migration Policies



Will be presented by Franziska Zeiner on May 20th, 2009.

  • The theory of Human Capital:
    • Boeri, Tito and van Ours, Jan, 2008. "The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets,", Princeton University Press, chapter 8.2 (including technical annex 8.8).
    • Borjas, George, 2008. "Labor Economics,", McGraw-Hill, chapter 7.

Will be presented by Zhiheng Png on May 27th, 2009.

Will be presented by Claeyman Léonie on June 3rd, 2009.

Will be presented by Seungpyo Hong on June 3rd, 2009.