UCL Department of Economics


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


This course should provide you with a set of ideas and tools that you can use in your research, whatever you 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. 



You must have permission from the Department of Economics to take this module, but it is suitable for all graduate students.

Assessment and Teaching 

You'll take 10 lectures and 5 tutorials in Term 2 for this course. During May/June you will be required to sit a two-hour closed book examination.

You can find more details about this course on Moodle at this link.