Topics in Labour Economics

7.5 credits

This course gives students an insight into some of the current research topics in labour economics. Topics that will be covered include for example earnings inequality, discrimination, intergenerational mobility, entrepreneurship, and the impact of labour market policy. The purpose of the course is to give students an understanding of the research frontier in labour economics. The course will have a significant empirical component and survey some of the major issues in applied modern research. The course will provide students with the skills and ability to discuss and critically evaluate current research published in high-quality scientific journals.


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.