I'm in bit of a fix. I'm trying to define my research interests and am confused whether or not to include applied microeconomics as one area. The way I see it is applied microeconomics is more of an umbrella term indicating methodology that can be used in various domains of economics.
I work with household/firm level micro data to explore issues in labor and education economics, although i have not used household/firm level optimization in my work. Should I just write intersection of labor and education, or applied micro is also applicable here? What exactly is the defining feature of an applied micro work?
Would appreciate your suggestions. Thanks, J