The Economics of Incentives

ECS543 The Economics of Incentives

  • Topics

    Topics

    The economics of labor supply, static, dynamic and empirical applications. Hiring decisions by the firm analyzed in static and dynamic principal-agent models, empirical testing.

    Student will present parts of the curriculum, especially applications.

  • Learning outcome

    Learning outcome

    The goal of the course is to make students familiar advanced labor economics theory as well as empirical testing-. The course provides a deeper understanding of issues in labor supply as well as labor demand including hiring and retention of labor from the perspective of the firm. The students train at critically assessing studies through presenting some recently published studies in class

  • Teaching

    Teaching

    Six lectures over three days and four student presentation sessions where students prepare and present parts of the curriculum on Thursday-Friday

  • Requirements for course approval

    Requirements for course approval

  • Assessment

    Assessment

    Participation and approved paper (maximum 15 pages) on a relevant topic.

  • Grading Scale

    Grading Scale

    Pass/fail

  • Semester

    Semester

    Autumn

    Intensive PhD course August 26-30, 2013 at Norwegian School of Economics

     

Overview

ECTS Credits
5
Teaching language
English.
Semester
Autumn

Course responsible

Peter Kuhn, University of California, Santa Barbara

Course responsible:

Kjell G. Salvanes, Department of Economics