ECO340 The Distribution of Earnings Syllabus

University of Toronto, Winter 2016

About This Course

Using tools from microeconomic theory and statistics, this course studies the determinants of wages across labour markets. Topics include the theory of compensating differentials, human capital, discrimination, immigration, unions, and alternative models of compensation. In addition, students are introduced to microeconomic models of unemployment. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on the evaluation of empirical evidence.