Labor Market Simulations Software for Very Large Classes

Wayne Joerding, Pat Kuzyk, Brian Ironside, and Alireza Mansoori
    This paper describes software and discussion topics for a Labor Market Simulation (LMS) designed for large lecture classes. Students play the game from remote computers, using a web browser, at any time during a period specified by the instructor. An instructor can use the software to teach lessons about the role of unemployment compensation in forming the unemployment rate and wage inequality. Educators can use, copy, modify, and distribute the source code for this software under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html).