M204L-M204M-M204N. Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy. (1-1-2)
(Same as Health Services M204A-M204B-M204C.) Seminar, three hours every other week for three terms. Requisites: courses 201A, 201B, 201C, Health Services M236. Limited to graduate public health and economics students. Various topics in economics of pharmaceutical industry, including rates of innovation, drug regulation, and economic impact of pharmaceuticals. In Progress (M204L, M204M) and S/U or letter (M204N) grading
M208. Introduction to Demographic Methods. (4)
(Same as Biostatistics M208, Community Health Sciences M208, and Sociology M213A.) Lecture, four hours. Preparation: one introductory statistics course. Introduction to methods of demographic analysis. Topics include demographic rates, standardization, decomposition of differences, life tables, survival analysis, cohort analysis, birth interval analysis, models of population growth, stable populations, population projection, and demographic data sources. Letter grading.
261A-261B. Labor Economics I, II. (4-4)
261A. Labor Economics I. (4) Lecture, three hours. Wage determination in competitive labor markets. Extension of wage determination to schooling and occupational choice, life-cycle earnings profiles, discrimination, minimum wage legislation, and unionism. Emphasis on empirical literature. S/U or letter grading.
261B. Labor Economics II. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 261A. Models of life-cycle learning and work behavior, with particular emphasis on recent literature examining labor force behavior and experience of women. S/U or letter grading.
262A-262Z. Topics in Labor Economics. (4 each)
268A-268B-268C. Proseminars: Labor and Population. (4-4-4)
Seminar, three hours. Quarterly seminars for predissertation and dissertation writers working on empirical issues in areas of labor and population, broadly defined. Presentation of work-in-progress or background material for proposed thesis topics, to be discussed and criticized by faculty and fellow students. Presentation or research paper required. S/U grading.
269A-269B-269C. Workshops: Labor Economics. (4-4-4)
Lecture, three hours. Workshops for predissertation and dissertation writers. Research in progress presented, discussed, and criticized by visiting experts, UCLA faculty members, advanced graduate students. Research paper required. S/U grading.