This course covers relevant topics from modern labor economics. It is designed to provide students with a sound understanding of the microeconometric tools that form the foundations of state-of-the-art empirical economic research. We will work through contents in an open atmosphere to stimulate questions and student participation, trigger scientific debates, and facilitate small research projects. Topics include the rise in wage inequality, wage discrimination, job displacement, and worker participation and we will cover microeconometric tools as, for instance, Instrumental Variable Estimators, Regression Discontinuity Designs, and Fixed Effects and GMM estimators.