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School of Economics and Political Science
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
Course unit
ECONOMICS OF HUMAN RESOURCES
EPP6077222, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
EP2372, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ECONOMICS OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Website of the academic structure http://www.economia.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/economia/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-EP2372-000ZZ-2017-EPP6077222-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIORGIO BRUNELLO SECS-P/02
Other lecturers MARCO BERTONI SECS-P/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/02 POLITICA ECONOMICA 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione AA 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 BRUNELLO GIORGIO (Presidente)
BERTONI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
DI MARIA ELEONORA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Micro and macroeconomics
Econometrics
Target skills and knowledge: An advanced treatment of labour economics and managerial economics
Examination methods: Written exam
Assessment criteria: Ability to apply knowledge and information provided during the course
Course unit contents: Labour economics

Lecture 1. Labour supply
Lecture 2. Labour Demand
Lecture 3. Equilibrium. Application: the effects of deregulation on the product and labour market
Lecture 4. Human Capital
Lecture 5. Market failures in education
Lecture 6. The economics of training
Lecture 7. Training and productivity
Lecture 8. Job search. Unemployment duration and frequency
Lecture 9. The economics of unions
Lecture 10. Imperfect information: Moral hazard and the principal agent model
Lecture 11. Extensions to the basic model: tournaments, teams, multitasking
Lecture 12. Life cycle earnings, tenure and experience
Lecture 13. Efficiency wages

Managerial and organizational economics
Lecture 14. Measuring productivity across nations and firms
Lecture 15. Measuring management
Lecture 16. Management practices around the world
Lecture 17. The impact of good management on firm performance
Lecture 18. Management in hospitals and schools
Lecture 19. Measuring firms’ organization
Lecture 20. The determinants of different organization structures
Lecture 21. Organization and productivity
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures
Additional notes about suggested reading: A reading list will be provided at the start of the course
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)