Labor and Personnel Economics

Labor and Personnel Economics

Prof. Dr. Claus Schnabel
Summer Term 2020

Wednesday, 15:00 -16:30 h, room LG 0.143
First Date: April 22, 2020


  1. Overview of the labor market
  2. Labor supply
  3. Human capital
  4. Labor demand
  5. Search and matching
  6. Mobility and migration
  7. Wages
  8. Employment relationships and work incentives
  9. Unemployment

Dr. Marina Töpfer
Summer Term 2020

Thursday, 16:45 -18:15 h, room LG 0.144
First date: May 14, 2020

Dates and Topics

May 14, 2020:  Labor Supply

May 28, 2020:  Human Capital

June 18, 2020: Labor Demand

June 25, 2020:  Search and Migration

July 02, 2020:  Wages

July 16, 2020:  Employment Relationships and Work Incentives

July 23, 2020:  Unemployment

Please note

Detailed questions discussed in the exercise courses can be downloaded from StudOn. We expect that every participant prepares for the courses by using the lecture notes and the literature.

Documents for lecture and class as well as old exams are available on StudOn.

  • Cahuc / S. Carcillo / A. Zylberberg : Labor Economics, 2nd ed., Cambridge, Mass. 2014 (graduate level)
  • P. Garibaldi: Personnel Economics in Imperfect Labour Markets, Oxford 2006 (undergraduate / graduate level)
  • G. J. Borjas: Labor Economics, 7th ed., New York 2016 (undergraduate level)

Module name Module compatibility
Method of examination
2 (ST)
Labor and Personnel Economics:
Lecture and Class
M.Sc. Economics: Elective compulsory subjects;
M.Sc. Sozialökonomik: Vertiefungsbereich
Written examination
(90 minutes)