Courses Master Display 2014-2015

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Course title Economics @Work
Course code EBC4196
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment None
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 13-4-2015 5-6-2015 X X
Level no level
Coordinator Erik de Regt
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Language of instruction English
Understanding how incentives affect the behaviour of workers in employment relations (principal-agent theory; tournaments; career concerns).
Decision making and organisation of work within firms (authority; team production; information flows, job design).
The economics of management.

Skills to interpret empirical models in the field of personnel economics.
Skills to analyse work-related issues in economic terms.
Explicit and implicit Incentives play an important role in the worker-firm relationship. Firms want to attract workers with knowledge and traits that match their demands. They have to motivate them to work in accordance with the organisation’s goals and to productively assign workers to tasks and jobs. Workers are concerned about their pay, their tasks and decision rights, their working conditions, and their career opportunities. In this course you will use economic models and empirical applications to understand the worker-firm relationship, including the role of management.
Selection of scientific articles related to theoretical and empirical personnel economics and organizational economics
Intermediate microeconomics with game theory and asymmetric information, e.g. Varian H.R. (2010), intermediate microeconomics, A modern approach.

Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Participation / Oral Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Economics Electives
Master Economics Managerial Economics
Master Human Decision Science Electives
Master Information and Network Economics Economics Electives
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