Handbook of Labor Economics
Orley Ashenfelter, David Card
Elsevier, Nov 18, 1999 - Social Science - 930 pages
Modern labor economics has continued to grow and develop since the first volumes of this Handbook were published. The subject matter of labor economics continues to have at its core an attempt to systematically find empirical analyses that are consistent with a systematic and parsimonious theoretical understanding of the diverse phenomenon that make up the labor market. As before, many of these analyses are provocative and controversial because they are so directly relevant to both public policy and private decision making. In many ways the modern development in the field of labor economics continues to set the standards for the best work in applied economics.
This volume of the Handbook has a notable representation of authors - and topics of importance - from throughout the world.
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Page vi - ... SWEENEY This Handbook is in 3 volumes. The first two deal with environment and renewable resources. The third volume will deal primarily with non-renewable resources. Together, these three volumes cover the whole range of topics falling under the broad heading of Natural Resources Economics. They are a definitive source, reference, and teaching supplement for use by professional researchers and advanced graduate students.