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ILRLE 2400 Economics of Wages and Employment

Course description

Applies the theory and elementary tools of economics to the characteristics and problems of the labor market. Considers both the demand (employer) and supply (employee) sides of the market to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of various government programs and private decisions targeted at the labor market. Topics covered include employment demand, basic compensation determination, education and training, benefits and the structure of compensation, labor-force participation and its relation to household production, occupational choice, migration, labor-market discrimination, and the effects of unions.

ILR students may substitute ILRLE 4400 if they have calculus.


ECON 1110-1120 or permission of instructor.


The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time. Find similar upcoming programs by tag: business, economics, government, Ithaca, labor, summer

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