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Labor Economics

We are no longer admitting high school students to the 2018 Summer Session. Visiting undergraduate students are welcome to apply.

This course is an introduction to labor economics with an emphasis on applied microeconomic theory and empirical analysis.  Topics to be covered include: labor supply and demand, taxes and transfers, minimum wages, immigration, human capital, creativity over the lifecycle and unemployment.  For each topic we will describe the basic economic framework used in the analysis, analyze associated cases of study and drawn conclusions about what we have learned.  Most of the examples will be taken from U.S. labor data and special attention will be given to randomized trials and experimental methods to infer causality.

Course Code

ECON 24000

Section

91

Eligibility

UChicago Undergraduates
Visiting Undergraduates

Subject(s)

Economics

Class Day(s)

Tues Thurs

Class Start Time

9:00

Class End Time

12:00

Primary Instructor

Julio Elias

Session(s)

Session I

Start Date

End Date

Requirements

  • Students who apply will be admitted using rolling admission and require a $50 application fee. 
  • The Summer Session application deadline is May 1, 2018. Students may apply after this deadline, but will be required to pay an additional $100 rush processing fee.
  • International students who will require a visa to attend, applications will be considered no later than April 9 in order to allow enough time to complete the visa application process.
  • Rolling admissions: courses fill quickly, so submit your complete application as soon as possible.

Additional Details

  • Prerequisite: ECON 20100 and 21000.
  • Students must have taken multivariate calculus and an intermediate level course in microeconomics to succeed in this course.
  • This course is not open to HS students.

Cost & Aid

Tuition is $4,400 per course. (Full-time registration is two courses taken during the same session.)
Additional fees apply; housing and dining costs not included.

Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for high school students can be found here.
Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for undergraduates can be found here.