Course in Economics of Human Resources

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
In Kolkata

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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA Diamond Harbour Road Joka, 700104, West Bengal, India
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Course programme

The objective of this course is to familiarize second-year MBA students with: (1) the basic analytical tools used by labour economists to study labour market processes and outcomes, and (2) examine the relevance of these tools/concepts to developing economies in general, and to the Indian economy in particular. Theoretically, the purpose is to expose students to both the neoclassical and institutional (both the 'old' and the 'neo') approaches/traditions to the study of human resources and labour markets.

Some of the topics covered: labour supply, demand for labour, wage structure, economics of discrimination, trade unions, labour contracts and incentives, unemployment, internal and segmented labour markets, executive and managerial compensation.

Requirements: there is a comprehensive endterm closed book examination (60% weightage) and an original term/research paper (40% weightage). The latter will generally consist of using actual data and statistical software.

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