The full semester course consists of three modules:
Labour Economics is the study of the market for labour services. It studies how households (workers), firms (employers), and the government interact on the market for labour services and how this interaction determines wages and employment. The course addresses topics of labour supply and labour demand, theories and practice of wage determination as well as measurement and analyses of labour productivity, labour mobility, labor market discrimination, and the role of government and unions in labour markets.
Economics of Migration
This course examines the theoretical and empirical models developed to study the economic impact of immigration. During the course students will be introduced to economic models that explain why people migrate and who migrates, how immigration affects labour market outcomes of native-born workers, the labour market performance of immigrants in the host country, and mechanisms of ethnic segregation. The course will also examine theories and empirical models of ethnic discrimination and the extent to which the economic impact of immigration persists across generations. Finally, the course explores theoretical and empirical models of immigrant self-employment and immigrants’ utilization of welfare.
The course involves writing and presenting, in writing and orally, a thesis addressing a research question in economics. During the course the student will learn how to motivate and answer a research question using a scientific approach. This involves giving an overview of relevant theories, discussing existing empirical research related to the research question and providing original empirical and/or theoretical research. The student is expected to defend the thesis at a seminar and to discuss the theses of other students.
Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.
Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.
Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.