This upper-level elective course will look specifically at the literature of labor markets and related human capital accumulation in Latin America, which has emerged as an entirely separate area of research in recent years. A large part of this literature in Latin American economic development focuses on urban labor markets, health, and education. The focus of this literature is often on various subsets of the population such as gender and various ethnic groups or rural/urban population. Economic and social policies and external shocks to the local environment will be of particular interest to understand their impact on local economic outcomes. The focus will be foremost on Latin America and cities in Latin America and drawing at time on evidence from across the world with which to compare the Latin America region.
In this course, students will read recent economic research papers, drawing on journal articles and policy papers in this area, and discuss the theoretical and empirical results from research and its implication for economic policy. Students are expected to actively present and discuss them and work on individual or group projects and also have to produce their own research paper. Basic quantitative methods will be taught throughout the course, relating to the economic research papers, and the course will also draw on the resources provided by the Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC).
|Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Seminar
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Prerequisites: [ECON 300 AND ECON 301] OR [ECON 300 AND ECON 302]
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)(HRAD-MN)
|Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%