Jobs, Wages, and the Global Economy

MET IS 367

  • Social Inquiry I
  • Quantitative Reasoning II
  • Teamwork/Collaboration

This course introduces fundamental concepts of micro and macroeconomics within the context of the labor market. In macroeconomics, we focus on the ability of the economy to create enough jobs to maintain full employment. In microeconomics, we focus on the supply and demand for labor, looking at trends in labor force participation, college attendance, and wage differentials. We will also cover recent topics related to the functioning of the labor market, including a discussion of the effects of the most recent recession, and the employment impact of international trade and outsourcing. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning II, Social Inquiry I, Teamwork/Collaboration.

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
O1 Switala ROOM ARR TBD-TBD On-line course

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