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ECON 155 Urban Labor Markets (3 Credits)

This course discusses the broad historical trends in the urban labor markets and employment. Students will examine how urban labor markets operate, private and public training policy, labor market programs, and the connection of labor market policy with economic development.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the different perspectives of urban labor markets and its interaction with employment.
  • Analyze spatial proximity of households and businesses, which offers firms and workers advantages that lead to more efficient markets, enhanced productivity, and greater economic success.
  • Understand the current conditions of urban labor markets and outline the national urban policy agenda that addresses employment.
  • Analyze how urban labor markets operate, private and public training policy, labor market programs, and the connection of labor market policy with economic development.