UCL Department of Economics


ECON0085 - Applied Job Search Models and Structural Analysis of Individual Wage Data


The objective of this course is to provide students with a set of ideas and tools that they can use in their research, whatever they study: labor, I/O, macro, applied micro, development, family economics.


Understanding the sources of wage dispersion across workers, wage dynamics across dates and wage profiles over a worker’s life cycle. More generally, understanding price (wage) formation in markets that are affected by trading frictions. 

Taught by:

Fabien Postel-Vinay



Teaching: Term 2: 10 lectures and 5 tutorials

Assessment:During May/June you will be required to sit a two-hour closed book examination.

Suitable for:Graduate students
Prerequisites:Permission from the Economics Department
Moodle page:ECON0085