About the education
Not all difference results from discrimination. Not all discrimination results in observable differences. This course focuses on issues of difference and discrimination associated mainly with race and gender, focusing particularly (but not exclusively) on the labour market. We will apply economic theory to the labour market and consider alternative economic theories of discrimination. We will examine empirical evidence on earnings and employment outcomes and we will look carefully at the ways in which econometrics has been used to address questions of discrimination.
Stockholm University offers one of the best environments in Europe for research and higher education in Economics. Former students are employed as economists in a wide range of fields, such as national and international organisations, government, business and finance. The Department of Economics at Stockholm University has 30 faculty members. Courses are also taught by researchers at the Instutite for International Economic Studies, IIES, and the Swedish Institute for Social Research, SOFI.
The Department of Economics is a member of the Socrates/Erasmus Exchange Program, and takes part in Stockholm University's NORDPLUS and central exchange agreements. For information see: Exchange studies.
The Department of Economics offers a two-year Master Programme in Economics as well as a Research Master Programme in Economics, both taught in English. Application is in January/February and courses start in late August or early September. For information see: Master programmes.
Doctoral studies in Economics at Stockholm University is organized by the Department of Economics in cooperation with IIES and SOFI. Stockholm University and the Stockholm School of Economics offer joint courses for PhD students in economics, economic statistics and finance within the Stockholm Doctoral Course Programme in Economics, Econometrics and Finance, SDPE. For information see: PhD programme.
Area of interest: Business and Economics
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