Classroom participation is immanently relevant for examination („dieser Kurs ist eine Lehrveranstaltung mit immanentem Prüfungscharakter“). To pass the course, students must collect at least half of the total points of the combined two exams, the midterm and the final exam.
The midterm and the final exam are open book exams.
Make-up exams are only available for students on sick leave (documented by immediately handing in a doctor’s sickness note at the chair’s office) or leaves supported by formal decision of the university, the faculty, and/or the institute. No passing grade may be granted if the student misses more than 10% of the total class time.
Going beyond the fundamentals of incentive setting, this course discusses union and labor market regulation effects on individual firm’s employment decisions, the choice between salary and incentive pay, promotion and wage promises, as well as the benefits of alternative means of pay. Rigorous analytics are combined with econometric models to test the theories’ implications.
Literature: Garibaldi, Pietro: Personnel Economics in Imperfect Labor Markets, New York, N.Y.:Oxford University Press, 2006, Chapters 1, 2, 3.