The course proceeds in four parts. First, a number of main themes in labor economics is covered, including labor demand, labor supply, and life-cycle models. The second section is a chronology of the female labor supply literature, which traces the development of research on women's labor supply from the early 1960s to the present. The third section is an economic analysis of unions, collective bargaining, and strikes. The final section is a detailed analysis of an assortment of recent papers, which represent the best current research in labor economics. NOTE: Professor Gayle will instruct the first half of the semester from August 27th to October 15th in Seigle 109 and Professor Golan will instruct the second half of the semester beginning October 16th through December 7th in Seigle 103..