Incentives & Productivity

Course Code
MO 619
2.25 hours
  • Winter 19 (A)
  • Winter 20 (A)

Incentives and Productivity --- This course applies economics to the analysis of personnel management issues. Topics covered include hiring and firing decisions, human capital and the provision of on-the-job training, task assignment, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, the provision of incentives in firms, the advantages and disadvantages of alternative compensation schemes, promotions and up-or-out contracts as incentive mechanisms, objective and subjective performance evaluation, relative performance evaluation, career-based incentives, team production, stock options and executive compensation, and the impact of labor laws on personnel management choices from an international comparative perspective.

Taught By
Jagadeesh Sivadasan
  • Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
  • Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow
  • Chair of Business Economics and Public Policy