Labor Economics (Other UG Award)

University of Chicago United States

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The award
Other UG Award

How long you will study
5 weeks

Domestic course fees
USD 4085 per module

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
June

International course fees
USD 4085 per module

All study options

About Labor Economics at University of Chicago

This course is an introduction to labor economics with an emphasis on applied microeconomic theory and empirical analysis.  Topics to be covered include: labor supply and demand, taxes and transfers, minimum wages, immigration, human capital, creativity over the lifecycle and unemployment.  For each topic we will describe the basic economic framework used in the analysis, analyze associated cases of study and drawn conclusions about what we have learned.  Most of the examples will be taken from U.S. labor data and special attention will be given to randomized trials and experimental methods to infer causality.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardOther UG AwardHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study5 weeks
    Course startsJuneDomestic course feesUSD 4085 per moduleInternational course feesUSD 4085 per module

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition: $4085 per class

Student Life Fee & Insurance: $395

Room & Board (for on-campus housing option): $650 per week (double room), $750 per week (single)

Entry requirements

Academic Prerequisites: Introductory courses in micro- and macroeconomics. 

Visa Requirements:  International students enrolled full time for credit are eligible for an I-20 (F1 student visa eligibility document). For Visiting Students, full-time status is achieved through enrollment in two concurrent undergraduate courses.

Language Requirement: Competence in English must be demonstrated in order to qualify for admission. Applicants who are natives of the U.S., the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries where English is one of the official languages and the primary language of instruction in their schools has been English do not need to submit English proficiency test results.

All other international applicants must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). We strongly recommend a score of 104 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL, with subscores of 26 each. Minimum required scores on the IELTS (students must take the Academic test, not the General Training test) are an overall score of 7, with subscores of 7 each. 

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