The course has three main objectives: 1) explore the micro and macroeconomics of the labour market; 2) analyze the recent structural evolution of the labour market; 3) assess the working of labour policies both at the national and European level.
The macroeconomic perspective implies the study of the determinants of employment and unemployment levels and their relationship with the level of inflation. The microeconomic perspective implies the analysis of individual agents behavior with respect to demand and supply of labour, labour cost, various labour contracts and collective agreements.
Finally, rhe role of labour policies will be considered, with reference both to European Employment Strategy and to the constraints imposed by the European Economic Policy.