EC5219 - Personnel Economics
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Business, Law & Governance
Human resources are often the key to organisational success and managers must make
frequent HR decisions such as: which types of workers to hire; how to motivate staff
through payment systems and benefits; how to evaluate and monitor staff; and what
to do with staff during an economic downturn. This subject uses economics to consider
those and other questions relevant to an organisation's personnel. Whilst the primary
objective of the course is to provide students with a set of analytical tools with
which to judge the likely effects, and side effects, of different HR practices, it
also provides students with insights into a broad range of issues facing employers
and employees alike. It will therefore appeal to many different people - those interested
in HR, those interested in Economics and/or those who are simply curious about the
way in which economic factors influence employee/employer relations (be it from the
employees' or the employers' perspective). The subject is tailored to students who
(envision to) work at a position that requires advanced economics skills.
- Demonstrate an increased understanding of a range of different economic models that
explain employee and employer behaviours;
- Demonstrate extensive familiarity with those models to analyse HR decisions;
- Equip students with more advanced skills to make predictions about the possible impact
of those decisions on employees and employers.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2015
||Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou.
- 26 hours lectures
- 12 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (25%); quizzes or tests (25%); multidraft Essays (50%).
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