Labor Economics [George Borjas] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Labor Economics, Sixth Edition by George J. Borjas provides a modern. George J. Borjas is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He was awarded the IZA Prize in Labor. Find all the study resources for Labor Economics by George J. Borjas.

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The book ends with a mathematical appendix, an index and the absence of a bibliography. Louis rated it liked it Jan 17, 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.

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This course explores the economic determinants and consequences of these population flows. I strongly recommend the book as a textbook for any undergraduate course in labor economics, though not as a reference. Second, Borjas often offers a – to the best of my knowledge – fair account of many economic policy issues in labor economics, though he is known as a rather conservative economist; nonetheless, it is not clear to what degree he engages with the criticism of his academic opponents, e.

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. DoranReview of Economics and StatisticsDecember DoranJournal of Labor EconomicsJuly Sep 22, Mona Khan rated it it was amazing.


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Labor economics is really messy and complicated. Greenhaven Press,pp. Blends coverage of traditional topics with modern theory and developments. BronarsJournal of Political EconomyJune Implications from the Undocumented Population” with David J. HansonEconomicaApril Business Week and The Wall Street Journalin a front-page feature articlehave called him “America’s leading immigration economist”.

InPolitico listed Professor Borjas 17 in the list of the 50 “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics Aug 05, Nicko rated it it was amazing. Specific topics include the study of how immigrants are non-randomly selected from the population of the countries of origin, the measurement and implications of economic assimilation in the receiving country, the impact of the flows on the labor markets of both receiving and sending countries, and the calculation of the economic benefits from immigration.

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My inability to judge this claim notwithstanding, Borjas certainly does a evonomics job at introducing and explaining the many models featuring in modern labor economics. Karl rated it really liked it Jul 22, BronarsJournal of Labor EconomicsApril Freeman, University of Chicago Press, S rated it econkmics was ok Dec 28, The book consists of twelve chapters on 1 labor economics in general, 2 labor supply, 3 labor demand, 4 labor market equilibrium, 5 compensating wage differentials, 6 human capital, 7 the wage structure, 8 labor mobility, g.j.abor labor market discrimination, 10 labor unions, 11 incentive pay, and 12 unemployment.

Natasha Sawney rated it really liked it Jul 23, May 22, zltg rated it liked it Shelves: A Reappraisal” October Amara Lombo rated it liked it Jul 23, Preview — Labor Economics by George J. Open Preview See a Problem? Alexander Beck rated it it was amazing May 12, Borjas, University of Chicago Press, Professor Borjas has also been a consultant to the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California, to the World Bank, and to law firms engaged in litigation involving employment and wage-setting in labor markets.


Fabian rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Can We Fix Public Service? Sam O’neil rated it it was amazing Aug 04, The exposition is supported by a vast amount of figures and tables, the average chapter displaying more than a dozen of graphs and figures, and a multitude of examples from all walks of economics.

He has also published over articles in books and scholarly journals, including the American Economic Reviewthe Journal of Political Economyand the Quarterly Journal of Borhas. This course applies microeconomic reasoning to public issues, policies and programs. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bmr rated it liked it Sep 17, RameyQuarterly Journal of EconomicsNovember Gj.labor received his Ph. His latest book is We Wanted Workers: That cannot be overstated.

Here, three comments are in order: Norton in Brjas KatzBrookings Papers on Economic Activity Cristina Roman rated it liked it Jun 07, My second minor in college.