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Economics of Contracts and Organizations

This course discusses organizational economics, with emphasis on internal organizations and personnel issues, at a graduate level. The aim is to provide a basic ground of economic researches on organizational economics and to stimulate participants’ research activities on organizational economics (including both theoretical and empirical works).

The course is mainly for the second year graduate students or above. Nevertheless, other students who are interested in researching organizational economics are also welcome as long as they satisfy the prerequisite described below.
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291328-05
GEC-EC6835L2
Economics of Contracts and Organizations
石原 章史
A1
月曜3限、月曜4限
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日本語/英語
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2
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授業計画
(The following schedule is subject to change.) 1. Introduction 2. Careers and Internal Labour Market (a) Compensation (b) Human Capital Acquisition (c) Promotion 3. Organizations of Work (a) Complementary Practices (b) Modes of Communication (c) Hierarchies (d) Coordination versus Adaptation (e) Job Design 4. Managing Styles (a) Delegation and Empowerment (b) Leadership (c) Conformism and Favouritism Although the topics to be discussed are mainly theoretical, we will also be careful about the relationships with empirical works.
授業の方法
In classes, we discuss organizational issues based on scholarly articles and lecture notes.
成績評価方法
The grade will be based on two essays (mid-term and final), assigning mock referee reports on scholarly papers or research proposals.
教科書
The lecture note will be distributed. The note is mainly based on the following handbook and original scholarly articles cited therein. Gibbons, R. and Roberts, J. (2013): Handbook of Organizational Economics, Princeton University Press. The reading list of scholarly articles will be distributed.
参考書
The following materials are useful as a survey of personnel economics at undergraduate and MBA. Milgrom, P. and Roberts, J. (1992): Economics, Organization and Management, Prentice-Hall. Lazear, E. P, and Gibbs, M. (2014): Personnel Economics in Practice, Third Edition,Wiley. Kuhn, P. (2017): Personnel Economics, Oxford University Press. DeVaro, J (2020): Strategic Compensation and Talent Management: Lessons for Managers, Cambridge University Press.
履修上の注意
Students must have knowledge of (at least intermediate, ideally advanced) microeconomics and mathematics: especially, game theory and economics of information and contract. The lecture will be in English (subject to change to Japanese conditional on the participants). Please find the course website at akishihara.github.io/***** where you may find the detailed syllabus. The course material and important information will be distributed via ITC-LMS.