The Theory of the Consumer derives the demand for a good from the Two Goods - Two Prices Model.
The Supply of Labor can be derived from a similar analysis where the two goods are consumption and leisure.
The hours of work N are given by N = 24 - leisure. The budget constraint is given by P·cons = W·N = W·(24 - leisure).
Utility and Indifference Curves
The utility function is U = U(cons,leisure). Work enters the utility function indirectly because the agent has to give up some leisure to increase his hours devoted to work.
Getting Started with EconModel
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The EconModel presentation shows what happens the wage rate changes. It also analyzes the effects on the labor supply curve of two possible policy changes: an income tax and a welfare program.
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