UCL Department of Economics


ECON0089 - Topics in Labour Economics


Thia course aims to cover theoretical and empirical work on topics in labour economics, and to provide a foundation for original research.


Students will learn how to formulate and solve dynamic models, spatial equilibrium models, as well as reduced form estimation techniques such as IV regression and diff-in-diff.  Applications of these models include an analysis of labour market effects of migration, unemployment, wage differentials, income inequality and sorting. Throughout the course, analysis will be linked to current debate on labour market policies such as migration restrictions.

Taught by:

Suphanit Piyapromdee



The assessment of the course is based on a research project in labour economics (10-20 pages). The project must describe original research and hopefully lead to a chapter of dissertation.

Suitable for:Graduate students
Prerequisites:Permission from the Economics Department
Moodle page:ECON0089