Queen's Economics Department
Econ 912: Advanced Topics in Microeconomics (Ph.D.)
This is a graduate course in labor economics, focusing on non-structural applied microeconomics. This course teaches core topics in the field of labor economics, as well as empirical methods for applied microeconomic analysis. This course also incorporates selected topics in the intersection of labor economics and the economics of crime.
Econ 853: Applied Econometrics (MA)
This course covers empirical strategies for non-structural applied micro research, including instrumental variables, regression discontinuity designs, differences-in-differences, and the synthetic control method. The course illustrates the techniques with empirical studies of various topics, such as education, intergenerational mobility, discrimination, etc.
Econ 361: Income Distribution and Problems in Inequality (Undergraduate)
This course provides an introduction to the theories of the principal determinants of income distribution, including investment in human capital, labor supply, intergenerational transfer mechanisms, and discrimination. Some topics related to inequality are discussed, such as gender gaps in the labor market, racial disparities in the criminal justice system and the effects of criminal justice involvement. This course also provides an introduction to the empirical methods used in economics to understand causality.