ECO2803F, Fall 2011

This is the public “front end” for the more detailed course website that will eventually be accessible through the University of Toronto Portal (Blackboard).

Contact Information

Professor Dwayne Benjamin
150 St. George Street, #168

Course Description

This course is directed at graduate students conducting research in the “applied micro” fields, especially (but not exclusively) labour, development, and public economics.

While it has a labour course number, this is not purely a labour economics course: it is a course in empirical modelling and applied econometrics. The tools covered in the course, however, are central to those used in empirical labour economics, as well as other applied microeconomics fields like development and public economics. The focus will be on the identification of casual relationships using regression-based analysis. Empirical examples will be drawn from recent work in labour, development, and public economics.


Evaluation Scheme

The evaluation scheme is comprised of three parts:

  • An in-class presentation of an assigned article;
  • A term paper (the nature of which is TBA);
  • A final exam


The course syllabus will be available closer to the first day of classes, Tuesday, September 13th.