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040946 SE IM/KFK ORPE/PÖ: Advanced Personnel Economics (2011S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 24 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 04.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 8
Friday 13.05. 14:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal 8
Saturday 14.05. 10:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal 8
Monday 16.05. 10:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 3


Aims, contents and method of the course

The existence of a gender gap in productivity, wages, and employment remains an open issue in several respects: first, there is the question if, controlling for a "full" set of personal and environmental characteristics, it exists at all. Second, there is the search for new explanatory variables grounded in human psychology. Third, strategic human resources seeks to take advantage of diversity in combining teams.

Assessment and permitted materials

The final grade will be calculated as the weighted average of the grades for the seminar paper (40 %), for the presentation (40 %), and for classroom participation (20 %).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This seminar looks at rather recent contributions to ask whether there are new findings that would change our perception of endurance, significance and determinants of the gender gap.

Examination topics

1) There will be an introductory meeting of this seminar on March 4, 2011 in room HS 8. During this meeting, we will check the topic assignments. Thus, attendance is absolutely necessary. "No-show"-students may be replaced by students registered on the chair´s "waiting list"; who agree to comply with the seminar rules.

(2) Seminar papers must not exceed 15 pages (minimum 11 pica letter size; double-spaced typing; 3 cm margins all around; including all figures, tables, and references). Papers can be written in either English or German. They must use appropriate citation and reference rules and obey the general ethical principles of scientific work. Seminar papers are due on the last day of the summer semester, June 30, 2011. Two hard copies must be handed over to the chair´s secretarial office during regular office hours.

(3) Every student must individually submit a seminar paper. Each paper must contain an introduction in which the student summarizes the seminar presentations and discussions and explains the contribution of his/her presentation to this discussion. In preparing both seminar papers as well as the seminar presentation, students should be aware that the papers provided in the topics list above only constitute introductory reading material. They are required to engage in additional literature research. Apart from the university library services, the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), Google Scholar, and EconLit may provide appropriate search engines.

(4) If two students are assigned to the same topic, they must provide a coordinated joint presentation. The maximum time per presentation is 45 minutes for a single presenter and one hour for a joint presentation. The sequence of presentations strictly follows the numbering of topics in the list below. Students are expected to prepare supporting slides and/or hand-outs and to speak "freely" during their presentations.

(5) Students are expected to obtain a copy of each of the papers included in the topic list (on their own) and prepare for class. They are required to actively participate in the classroom discussions and should be aware that the lecturer can call upon them for comments at any time during the seminar. In particular, they can be asked to introduce the session´s topic as it relates to the seminars general theme.

(6) Complete attendance of each session of the seminar is obligatory. Absolutely no exceptions apply. Leaves will only be granted in cases of illnesses or if the person demanding a leave is required to participate in an official activity of the University, Faculty, or Institute. In the first case, the doctor´s medical certificate must be presented to the Chair immediately (i. e. latest by the first working day following the absence day). Failure to comply with this rule leads to a no-pass grade. Passing grades can generally not be earned by students who miss more than 10% of the total class-time.

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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