Econ 350 - Labor Economics


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The textbook for this class is Modern Labor Economics,  by Ronald. Ehrenberg and Robert Smith. The publisher is  Pearson Addison Wesley.  
After you check out the price of a used copy of this book at our bookstore go on line and see if you can get it cheaper.  The sooner you purchase it on line the cheaper it will be.  Even though my notes are on line it would be very diffiuclt (if not impossible)  to pass this class without the book.   Go to the Sylabus link below.

Book recommendation 

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economists Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.
Steven D Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner  2005 HarperCollins.

New: Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and why Suicide Bombers Should buy Life Insurance

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen Dubner, 2009 Harper Collilns.  Should be able to purchase for  around $17 on line or discount stores.

If you do a google search you can read some reviews.

Here is a sample of the chapters.
What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?
How is the Ku  Klux Klan like a group of real-estate agents.
Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?
Where have all the criminals gone.
What makes a perfect parent?
Perfect Parenting, PartII Would a Roshanda by any other name smell as sweet?

Syllabus

Web Site for Textbook

Links to Current News

New York Times
Business Week
CNN News
Yahoo Economics and Business
Time Magazine
Washington Post


Class Notes