Personnel Economics (ECOS3023)


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.

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


Problem sets (10%), 1x1000wd assignment (20%), 1x1hr mid-semester test (20%), 1x2hr final exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


ECOS2001 or ECOS2901

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.