Assessment Materials in Labour Economics, Employment and Unemployment

Saylor Foundation

This is a free and open set of course materials released by the Saylor Foundation, an educational charitye. It consists of eleven units, each with readings and other web resources.

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Joshua Angrist, MIT

Reading list and assignments for Labor Economics and Public Policy, taught Spring 2006.

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David Autor & Phillip Oreopoulos, MIT

Lecture notes, reading list and assignments for Labor Economics I (graduate-level course), taught 2003-2004.

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Michael Piore & Jorn-Steffen Pischke, MIT

Lecture notes, assignments and solutions for Labor Economics II (graduate-level course), taught Spring 2007, released by MIT OpenCourseWare

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This archive uses presents feedback on multi-choice questions on 40 different topics, with varying numbers of questions in each. Many of the questions involve clickable images, with students using mouse clicks to indicate equilibria. Topics include: markets, firms, wages, national income, money, unemployment and inflation, government, and international.

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Mike Shor, Vanderbilt University

Ten multiple-choices questions based on two numerical examples of pay and effort, from a course on game theory.

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Geraint Johnes, Lancaster University

There are several interactive tests arranged here under the two topics of labour and education economics. Each test consists of ten questions, with each question on an individual page, using javascript to give feedback on individual responses. The labour economics quizzes are: Basic Principles; Job Search; Bargaining; Layard, Nickell & Jackman's Model of Unemployment; Keynesian Unemployment; Institutional Models; Minimum Wages; Hysteresis & Nonlinearities; Efficiency Wages; Discrimination; and Human resource management. The education economics quizzes are: Human Capital, Rates of Return, The Neoclassical Growth Model, Endogenous Growth, Class Size, School-to-Work Transition, Universities as Multiproduct Organisations, Innovative Funding Mechanisms, Performance Indicators, and Graduate Labour Markets.

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