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Human Resource Economics (6385.4)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society



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    The aim of this unit is to provide students with the methods used by economists to analyse human resource issues within organisations and the ways in which human resource decisions influence labour market outcomes . The emphasis will be on professional and policy related issues in Australia and overseas.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit:

    1. Students will be able to understand the economic principles explaining how markets for human resources work in Australia and overseas;

    2. Students will understand the major determinants of employment, unemployment and the distribution of income within a country;

    3. Students will identify and understand the major policy issues affecting labour markets such as migration, employment protection, discrimination, and the role of trade unions;

    4. Students will understand how pay and incentives schemes can enhance workforce productivity for different types of jobs and organisations.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Normally thirty nine hours per semester.


    Introduction to Economics.

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