Units of Study

ECOS3023 - Personnel Economics

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Hayley Fisher

Description

Personnel economics deals with the analysis of human resource issues within organisations. Throughout the unit of study, students will be introduced to economic concepts and analytical tools that provide a rigorous framework with which to analyse these relationships. Topics covered include recruitment and hiring decisions; turnover of staff; remuneration and motivation schemes designed to enhance productivity; and, the analysis of team production within the modern business organisation. Empirical studies that test theoretical predictions will also be considered throughout the unit.

Assessments

mid-semester test (25%), assignment (25%) and 2hr final exam (50%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/fortnight

Prerequisites

ECOS2001 or ECOS2901

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