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Jason Abrevaya, Chair 2225 Speedway, Stop C3100, Austin, TX 78712 • Admin: 512-471-3211 & Advising: 512-471-2973

Spring 2004

ECO 376M • Personnel Economics-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31630 to 31635 Multiple Sections BRB 2.136

Course Description

Economics 376M is a course in personnel economics. We will use economic theory to analyze how profit-maximizing firms make decisions involving human resources. Among the topics to be covered are the following: Neoclassical labor demand theory, Recruiting, hiring, and job design, Training and investment in workers' human capital, Compensation, promotion, and provision of incentives, Nonwage job attributes and fringe benefits

Grading Policy

Writing Assignment #1: Description of a firm, its major personnel issues, and your source of firm information (1-2 pages)-5% Writing Assignment #2: Description of firm's major personnel policies (3-4 pages)-5% Writing


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