Courses Bachelor Display 2017-2018

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Course title ICT, organisation and Income
Course code EBC2130
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessement None
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 30-10-2017 22-12-2017 X X
Level Introductory
Coordinator Tom van Veen
For more information: t.vanveen@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
You learn:
- The economic fundamentals of how Information Technology (IT) changes the labour market
- How IT changes structures of organisations
- How IT changes the demand for high and low skilled people, and how it affects wages
- To analyse and present cases and examples and how to present them online on your personal webpage
Description
This course gives a brief introduction into the economics of technological change and the labour market. The main aim of this course is to understand the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on the demand for workers and on wages. What are the effects of ICT on (structures of) organisations; How does ICT impact wages and the division of labour? Do people with ICT skills earn higher wages?

Next to economics this course has a more technical element in the sense that students will have to make their personal website, and post their results/assignment on it, which demonstrates their own (ICT) competences.
Literature
G.J. Borjas, Labor Economics, McGraw-Hill International Edition or a similar book supplemented with selected articles from academic journals
Prerequisites
Knowledge and understanding of introductory microeconomics and of introductory macroeconomics. (comparable to first year courses microeconomics and macroeconomics)
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Lecture / Assignment
Assessment methods Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Economics and Management of Information Year 2 Compulsory Courses
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