Joyce P. Jacobsen
is Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University. She is the author of The Economics of Gender, Second Edition
(Blackwell) as well as numerous research articles. She has also taught at Rhodes College, Harvard University and Northwestern University.
Gilbert L. Skillman is Associate Professor of Economics. He has also taught at Brown University and spent a term as Research Associate at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences in Uppsala. He has published a number of articles on the economics of employment and organization.
Introduction: Labor Economics and the Political Economy of Labor.
Part I: Labor Demand and Supply:.
1. Labor Supply.
2. Labor Demand.
3. Perfectly Competitive Labor Markets.
4. Imperfectly Competitive Labor Markets.
Part II: The Labor Exchange:.
5. The Structure of Labor Exchange.
6. Strategic Labor Exchange.
7. Bargaining in Labor Exchange.
8. Imperfect Contracting in Labor Exchange.
Part III: The Employment Relationship:.
9. The Nature of the Employment Relationship.
10. Employee Compensation and Incentive Provision.
11. Employment Continuity and Internal Labor Markets.
12. Employee Representation in the Workplace.
Part IV: Labor Market Divisions:.
13. Wages and Working Conditions.
14. Education and Ability.
15. Employee Characteristics and Discrimination.
16. Employer Characteristics and Market Segmentation.
Part V: Labor in the Market System:.
17. Earnings Inequality.
19. Labor Market Dynamics.