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14.662 Labor Economics II, Spring 2005

Worker secures steel to the top of perimeter wall.

A worker secures steel to the top of the perimeter wall rebar cage. (Image courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features an extensive reading list and, in the assignments section, detailed problem sets.

Course Description

This class focuses on labor institutions, the transformation of those institutions in the last three decades, and the possible relationship between that transformation and the shifting distribution of wage and salary income. The emphasis is on the United States and other advanced industrial countries, with some discussion of the relevance of the theory and analysis to developing economies.


Prof. David Autor
Prof. Michael Piore

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session



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