Course Readings for Labor Economics

Labor Econ is a semi-reading intensive course. A large portion of the final course grade (20%) is composed of reading weekly news articles or chapters from popular press books. The assessment method varies for each assignment, but it is important to understand how real world events are shaped from foundations in labor economics.


Weekly Readings

Weekly readings are news articles from Wall Street Journal, Slate, New York Times, NPR, etc. The quizzes for these readings are submitted class begins each week. These are the best connection of labor economics to the labor market.




Reading Sets

Reading sets are randomized, short-answer questions over various chapters from popular press books (Think Like a Freak, Scorecasting, Economic Naturalist, etc) and longer human interest pieces from The Atlantic or New York Times.


Jadrian Wooten, PhD