Labor market, segregation, discrimination

Type of instruction




Part of degree program


Recommended in

Semester 2

Typically offered in

Spring semester

Course description

The course starts with a genral overview of market places and labour market. The former focuses more on the development of a system-specific form of market place (the so called coemcon market), the latter with sociological processes and structures of the labour market such as segmentation, open air markets and black labour market. The second part of the course focuses on discrimination in general (poliocy and measurement problems), and with discrimination ont he labour market in particular.


  • Bertrand Marianne / Mullainathan Sendhil (2004) Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination; American Economic Review 94/4:991-1013
  • Goldin, Claudia / Rouse, Cecilia (2000) Orchestrating impartiality: The impact of "blind" auditions on female musicians; American Economic Review 90/4:715-741
  • Konstantinov, Yulian (1996) Patterns of Reinterpretation: trader-tourism in the Balkans (Bulgaria) as a picaresque metaphorical enactment of post-totaliarism. American Ethnologist 23(4):1-21.
  • Riach, Peter A. / Rich, Judith (2002) Field Experiments of Discrimination in the Labour Market; Economic Journal 112:F480-F518 2007-04-03
  • Sik, Endre. (1994): 'From Multicoloured to Black and White Economy:The Hungarian Second Economy and the Transformation.' International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 18(1):46-70.
  • Sik, Endre and Claire Wallace: (1999) The Development of Open-air Markets in East-Central Europe (with Claire Wallace). International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 23(4):697-714
  • Sik, Endre (2002) Informal labour market-place on the Moscow Square in: The Social Impact of Informal Economies in Eastern Europe. Eds. Neef, Rainer, and Manuela Stanculescu, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 231-247.