"This new book covers a comprehensive, in depth and example rich analysis of the theoretical and empirical foundations of Labour Economics. It strikes a very good balance between 'classical' models and new research frontiers of the subject matter. Scholars and students interested in the changing shape of labour markets, especially in the UK context, will find this extremely valuable."
Dr Randolph Bruno, University College London, UK
"This book offers a fresh, in-depth and extremely well-resourced coverage of labour economics concepts, with numerous applications relevant to the undergraduate and postgraduate student, as well as to researchers in the field. The comprehensive treatment of the relevant theory is supported by numerical analysis (algebra) inserts, while case studies are presented alongside an eclectic mix of relevant empirical articles. It is, thus, a must-have and must-read book for labour economists, in view of the high level of useful information presented within a modern and inspiring structure that delivers both quantitative and qualitative detail, as well as an interesting and useful balance between theory and its wide applications."
Dr. Alina Ileana Petrescu, University of Central Lancashire, UK
"A truly comprehensive and contemporary textbook on Labour Economics incorporating theory as well as relevant and interesting examples and case studies. Its particular strength is that it incorporates several models, based on a rich survey of research literature, to explain a concept. This will enable students to get a clear understanding about the complexity of the functioning of labour markets and related issues."
Dr Amita Dharmadhikary-Yadwadkar, University of Pune, India
"Sloane, Latreille and O'Leary have produced an excellent book which takes readers to the frontier of contemporary labour economics research. The book blends the latest theoretical developments, including search theory and asymmetric information, with up-to-date empirical facts and current policy debates. I highly recommend Modern Labour Economics to advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students, and to all researchers grappling with contemporary labour market issues."
Professor Garry Barrett, The University of Sydney, Australia