Advanced Labour Economics + Personnel Economics

A.Y. 2021/2022
12
Max ECTS
80
Overall hours
SSD
SECS-P/01
Language
English
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with theoretical knowledge and methods of analysis to:
- move beyond the standard static model of demand and supply of labour following a flow approach to the labour market
- assess the role played by labour market institutions (unemployment subsidy, tax wedge, employment protection legislation) in modifying individual behaviours
- use Economics for studying human resources management issues, with particular attention to optimal compensation and recruitment practices.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to:
- evaluate the role of public policies in different countries according to country-specific institutions
- evaluate the role of public policies (employment incentives, active labour market policies, retirement policies) in reducing unemployment and improving labour market participation.
- design an incentive wage policy.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First trimester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for the academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Prerequisites for admission
Microeconomics
Assessment methods and Criteria
First module - Advanced Labour Economics (40 h - first trimester)
written exam

Second module - Personnel Economics (40 h - second trimester)
written exam
Advanced Labour Economics
Course syllabus
To be defined
Teaching methods
Lectures and exercises
Teaching Resources
Boeri and Van ours. The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets, Princeton University press
Personnel Economics
Course syllabus
Topics include: Introduction to personnel economics in an imperfect labor market; optimal skill /ratio decision, hours/employment trade-off; temporary vs permanent employment; recruiting; optimal compensation scheme; pay for performance scheme; training and human capital investment; optimal separation policy.
Teaching methods
Lectures and exercises
Teaching Resources
Pietro Garibaldi. Personnel Economics in Imperfect Labour Markets. Oxford University Press
Advanced Labour Economics
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Personnel Economics
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Maida Agata
Professor(s)
Reception:
Wednesday: 13:30-16:30 (by appointment)
skype/zoom/teams