Personnel Economics in Imperfect Labour Markets
By (author) Pietro Garibaldi
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Personnel Economics in Imperfect Labour Markets by Pietro Garibaldi
Book DescriptionPersonnel economics, the use of economics for studying human resource issues, is becoming a standard course in business and economics departments around the world. Indeed, after being successfully introduced in North American business schools, the teaching of personnel economics is now growing in Europe and in the rest of the world. Yet, most of the traditional analysis of personnel economics assumes a perfectly competitive labour market, a situation in which wages are fully flexible and dismissals can take place at no cost. Such a setting is inappropriate for most European markets, where wage rigidity and wage compression are widespread phenomena, and where employment protection legislation is very stringent. Personnel Economics in Imperfect Labour Markets aims to describe key personnel issues when firms and human resource managers act in highly regulated labour markets. Written to be accessible to students, the book provides original answers to questions which have previously been left to specialized academic journals. Should hiring take place under temporary or permanent contracts? How can we provide compensation related incentives when minimum wages are binding? How de we solve the employment/hours trade-off? These questions and more are discussed within the text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199280674
(233mm x 157mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pietro Garibaldi
Ageing, Health, and Productivity, Hardback (November 2010)
This book looks at the challenges ageing populations pose to policy makers in advanced economies. It provides new evidence on how to turn these challenges into long-term, productive opportunities.
Education and Training in Europe, Hardback (May 2007)
Europe is one of the richest and most educated areas of the world, yet it faces low economic growth, structural difficulties in the labour market, and stiff international competition. This book looks at the current state of play in education and training in Europe and asks what policies are necessary to ensure Europe can meet future labour demands.
Personnel Economics in Imperfect Labour Markets, Hardback (March 2006)
This comprehensive textbook on personnel economics is the first of its kind to be written with reference to imperfect markets. Building on traditional analysis which assumes perfectly competitive labour markets, this book introduces students to the key personnel issues faced when firms and management act in highly regulated markets.
ICT Revolution, Paperback (January 2004)» View all books by Pietro Garibaldi
The view that the Internet and the information and communication technology revolution would deliver a frictionless economy without recessions is, at least for the time being, dead. This book takes stock of the ICT revolution, going well below the surface to ask and answer a few key questions.
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Author Biography - Pietro Garibaldi
Pietro Garibaldi is currently a Professor of Economics at the University of Turin, and acts as Economic Counselor to the Italian Ministry of Finance. He is also head of Labor Studies for the Fondazione Debenedetti, and research fellow at Igier Milan, CEPR and IZA. He holds a Phd in Economics from the London School of Economics. He was previously an economist in the IMF Research Department and an Associate Professor of Economics at Bocconi University.
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