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Labor Economics

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  75 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The second edition of this well-received text blends coverage of traditional topics with modern theory and developments into a superb text by one of our top Labor Economists. The author's current experience at the Kennedy School of Government allows him to incorporate new policy examples and a leaner presentation of the theory.
Paperback, 544 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by McGraw-Hill Higher Education (first published August 28th 1995)
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Arbraxan
Jan 20, 2015 Arbraxan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: economics
'Labor Economics' is George Borjas' (Harvard University) attempt at providing a textbook for undergraduate students on the subject of labor economics. The book's main objective is 'to survey the field of labor economics with an emphasis on 'both' theory and facts' since most labor economics textbooks allegedly overemphasize the development of economic modeling skills or the knowledge of a plethora of minute statistics relative to the economic theory of labor economics. My inability to judge this ...more
Nicko
Aug 05, 2007 Nicko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My second minor in college. Economics explains human behavior. That cannot be overstated.

This book is essential reading for both policymakers and the learned who wants to learn labor economics, economics in general, or have a deeper understanding of public policy issues. The best features are its unmatched explanations of human capital models, labor market discrimination models, and labor union models, which will change the way you think of these issues and give deeper understanding to Nobel-pr
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Angeliki
Τα οικονομικά της εργασίας είναι από τα πιο εύκολα τμήματα των οικονομικών, που έχω διδαχτεί. Αλλά εξακολουθούν να είναι ένας ιδιαίτερα περίπλοκος κλάδος. Το βιβλίο του Borjas είναι ιδιαίτερα επεξηγηματικό και αναλυτικό και βοηθά και έναν όχι και τόσο μυημένο αναγνώστη, όπως για παράδειγμα κι εγώ, να κατανοήσει της βασικές αρχές της αγοράς εργασίας. Η μετάφραση , καθοριστική κατά τη γνώμη μου για βιβλία οικονομικών είναι πολύ καλή. Τα σχεδιαγράμματα του βιβλίου (που είναι πολλά, πραγματικά ΠΟΛΛΑ ...more
zltg
May 22, 2011 zltg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: economics
This book is well written in the sense that it fully explains the imprecise nature of economical models. Labor economics is really messy and complicated.
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