ECO 313 - Labor Economics

Cliff Donn

Spring 2006

RH 227, 445-4339


Here you will find a link to the course syllabus and reading list.  This includes a detailed list of the course requirements, the schedule for each class day, the reading assignments for each class, supplementary reading materials, and the expectations that the instructor has for the students and that the students may have for the instructor.

Critique writing

Here you will find a link to the description of the critiques, i.e. the writing assignments in Eco 313.  You can also find a link to the appropriate format and citation styles.  Critiques, like any other written assignments must cite when appropriate and in an appropriate style.  The document at this link tells you how to do that.

Problem Sets

Here you will find a group of problem sets for ECO 313.  There is also a set of due dates.  You are expected to complete each of the problem sets and submit it by the appropriate due date.  These will be corrected and returned to you.  You will receive "extra credit" for submitting the problem sets on time and for providing the correct answers. However, you are required to submit them in any case.

Office Hours

Here you will find Cliff Donn's teaching schedule and office hours for the current semester.


Here you will find any announcements of changes in the reading assignment or class schedule.  You may also find postings of job announcements, lectures or meeting that may be of interest, etc.

Reserve List

Here you will find the library reserve list for ECO 313 for the current semester (or the most recent semester that the course was taught).

Arbitration and Mediation Cases

You are welcome to attend arbitration and/or mediation cases with Cliff, although this will not serve as an excuse to cut any of your other classes.  You can look at the case schedule here but, if you want to attend one, you need to sign up on the sheet on Cliff's office door.

Exam Information

Here you will find information on when exams are scheduled, where they will be held, and what they will cover.  Any changes in the exam schedule will be posted here as well.


Here you will find lists of terms for each major topic in the course.  These same lists will be handed out in class when we reach that topic.

Supply and Demand - Concepts

Supply and Demand - Applications

Institutions of the Labor Market

Labor and the Labor Market in a Global Economy

Power Point Slides

After each topic is complete in class, the power point slides used to give those classes will be placed here
II.A. Labor Supply
II.B. Labor Demand and Wage Determination
III.A.Income Distribution and Poverty
III.B. Unemployment
III.C. Discrimination in the Labor Market
IV.A.Unions and Collective Bargaining
IV.B. Human Resource Policies
V. Labor and Labor Markets in a Global Economy
VI. Summary and Conclusions


Below you will find links to a variety of organizations and sites relevant to the labor market.

Bureau of the Census, U.S. Government

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin, Madison

White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room

White House Social Statistics Briefing Room