ECO343H5 • Labour Economics and Public Policy


This course uses both applied microeconomic theory and empirical analysis to examine labour markets in Canada. The course is especially focused on the link between research and public policy. Topics to be covered include: labour supply and demand, minimum wages, immigration, human capital, education production, inter- and intra-generational equality, and peer effects. At the end of the course, students should have a firm grasp of key policy issues involving Canada's labour market and be able to critique the quality of other empirical studies.

( ECO200Y5 or ECO204Y5 or ECO206Y5) and ( ECO220Y5 or ECO227Y5 or (1.0 credit from STA256H5, STA258H5, STA260H5)).
Distribution Requirement
Social Science
Total Instructional Hours
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area