Class Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Recitations: 1 session / week, 1.5 hours / session 


The prerequisites for this course are 14.04 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and 14.32 Econometrics

Course Format

The course was divided into two halves. Prof. Josh Angrist taught the first part, and Prof. Daron Acemoglu taught the second part. 

Class Requirements

Grades are based on four problem sets, an emperical project involving replication and extension of published work, and a three-hour final during exam week. In addition, there are two ungraded problem sets, one at the beginning and one at the end of the course. 

Four problem sets 10
Empirical project 30
Final exam 40


Buy at Amazon O.Ashenfelter and R. Layard. The Handbook of Labor Economics. Vol. 1. North-Holland, 1987. ISBN: 9780444878564.

Buy at Amazon J. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke. Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion. Princeton University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780691120355.

Buy at Amazon — — —. Mastering 'Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect. Princeton University, 2014. ISBN: 9780691152844.

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon P. Cahuch, Stéphane Carcillo, and André Zylberberg. Labor Economics, Second Edition. MIT Press, 2014. ISBN:  9780262027700.

You may also want to consult the This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.lecture notes (PDF - 2.3MB) by Daron Acemoglu and David Autor, though these do not cover all our material.