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Personnel Economics

  • 7.5 credits

Personnel economics applies economic tools to topics from human resource management. This course provides an introduction to a wide range of topics relevant to HR managers, such as recruiting and hiring, training investments, or payment schemes

Underlying economic theories as well as empirical evidence will be discussed in the course. After successful completion of the course, the student should: - understand how economic theory can be used to analyze questions from human resource management, such as recruiting and hiring, training investments, and pay-ment schemes. - understand how human resource practices can be analyzed empirically. - be able to apply theoretical and empirical findings to real-life cases. - understand and explain how labor market regulation (e.g. collective agreements) can be incorporated in the personnel economics approach. - be able to read and critically review research papers using an personnel economics approach.

  • Course structure

    After successful completion of the course, the student should:

    -understand how economic theory can be used to analyze questions from human resource management, such as recruiting and hiring, training investments, and payment schemes.

    -understand how human resource practices can be analyzed empirically. •be able to apply theoretical and empirical findings to real-life cases.

    -understand and explain how labor market regulation (e.g. collective agreements) can be incorporated in the personnel economics approach.

    -be  able  to  read  and  critically  review  research  papers  using  an  personnel  economics approach 

    Teaching format

    The course consists of lectures, seminars, and cases.

    Course PM - all you need to know

    Personnel Economics VT2020 (211 Kb)

    Assessment

    Take home-exam, cases and seminar participation.

    Examiner

    Lecturer: Roujman Shahbazian

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.