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Hierarchies, Incentives and Firm Structure - ECOS3003

Year - 2018

This unit deals with the coordination and motivation problems faced by firms. More specifically this unit examines: whether firms use price or command mechanisms to allocate resources within firms; the problems associated with designing incentive contracts; the principles of efficient contract design and; the real world applications of those principles. The final section deals with the manner in which the coordination and motivation problems faced by firms determines their financial, vertical and horizontal structure.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x250wd equivalent problem set (10%), 1x750wd written assignment (15%), 1x1hr mid-semester exam (25%), 1x2hr final exam (50%)

Pre-requisites

ECOS2001 or ECOS2901

Prohibitions

ECON3003 or ECOS2306

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Economics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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