Vorlesungsverzeichnis

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Veranstaltungen von Prof. Dr. Christian Pfeifer


Lehrveranstaltungen

Volkswirtschaftliches Forschungskolloquium (Kolloquium)

Dozent/in: Luise Görges, Boris Hirsch, Michael Lamla, Mario Mechtel, Christian Pfeifer, Joachim Wagner, Christoph Wegener, Thomas Wein

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 12:00 - 14:00 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 4.215 | Liebe Frau Borodin, für das Forschungskolloquium des Instituts bitte den Raum C 4.215 auf dem Flur des Instituts zuweisen. Danke!

Inhalt: Vorträge zu laufenden Forschungsarbeiten von Promovierenden und Wissenschaftlern des Instituts sowie von auswärtigen Gästen. Die Referenten sollten möglichst min. eine Woche vor dem Vortrag ihr Papier an Boris Hirsch schicken, der es dann für alle Teilnehmer zugänglich in myStudy hochladen wird. Hierdurch sollen tiefergehende Diskussionen der Papiere ermöglicht werden. * im Seminarplan: Externe Gäste, mit denen wir vermutlich am Dienstagabend Essen gehen werden, zu dem alle Interessierten gerne mitkommen können (Info bei Boris Hirsch).

Labor Market and Social Policy (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Christian Pfeifer

Termin:
wöchentlich | Dienstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 1.005 | .

Inhalt: This elective course is divided into two parts. The first part is lecture based and presents basics in labor economics based on the textbook of Borjas. It includes decisions of workers and firms about labor supply and labor demand, the equilibrium in competitive and non-competitive labor markets, and some thoughts about wages and non-monetary job characteristics. The presented theories are accompanied by applications, numerical examples, statistics, home assignments, take-home-questions, and take-home-exercises. In the second part, students discuss "Minimum Wages" as an important topic in labor market and social policy based on theories from the lectures and on empirical research from journal articles . Basic literature: Borjas, 2013, Labor Economics, 6th edition, McGraw-Hill [B-Chapter]. Part 0: Introduction [B1] Part 1: Basic Labor Market Models 1.1. Labor supply [B2] 1.2. Labor demand with perfect competition [B3] 1.3. Labor market equilibrium [B3.9+3.10, B4, B12.2+12.4] 1.4. Non-competitive labor market models [B4.9+4.10] 1.5. Compensating wage differentials [B5] Part II: Student Presentations "Minimum Wages"

Theorie und Empirie der Lohnstruktur und Jobzufriedenheit (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Christian Pfeifer

Termin:
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 12:15 - 15:45 | 20.10.2022 - 02.02.2023 | C 6.321 | Beginn 1. Vorlesungswoche

Inhalt: Zunächst werden mikroökonomische Grundlagen zur Entlohnung und dem Nutzen aus Arbeit vermittelt (Wiederholung Arbeitsökonomik, Humankapital, Diskriminierung). Es folgen einige Ausführungen zur angewandten Mikroökonometrie, zu Einkommensfunktionen und zur "Glücksforschung". Darauf aufbauend werden mit dem Statistikprogramm STATA und echten Daten (z.B. Verdienststrukturerhebung) Einkommensfunktionen und Jobzufriedenheit geschätzt und genauer analysiert (z.B. geschlechtsspezifische Unterschiede, Ertragsraten von Bildung, kompensierende Lohndifferentiale). Zum Abschluss sollen die Studierenden eigene empirische Projekte zur Analyse der Lohnstrukturen und Jobzufriedenheit durchführen und vorstellen, welche die Grundlage für die Benotung darstellen.

Economics: Education, Labor Market, Research (Seminar/Übung)

Dozent/in: Christian Pfeifer

Termin:
wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 10:15 - 11:45 | 20.10.2022 - 02.02.2023 | C 4.215 | Start 1. lecture week | Please room 4.215 on IVWL floor as this is a mandatory course for the Econ/VWL major

Inhalt: This course gives an orientation for Economics Majors. It starts with a brief overview over the course of studies, studying abroad, Master and PhD in Economics, potential jobs etc. We will further discuss scientific standards and work in the field of economics, which include structure of papers, citation styles, literature search, publication outlets and publication processes. To get an impression about the diversity of economic research topics, we will have a short look at Nobel prize winners and other prominent researchers in economics as well as class room discussions. The second part of the course is devoted to an introduction into the Statistical Software package Stata, which will also be used in the empirical research projects in the Economics Major. In addition to class room attendance, students are expected to do work at home such as reading the supplied literature and materials, watching the video links, looking for topics, and working with Stata.

Personalökonomik (Vorlesung/Übung)

Dozent/in: Christian Pfeifer

Termin:
wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 10:15 - 13:45 | 17.10.2022 - 03.02.2023 | C 14.001 | Beginn 1. Vorlesungswoche | Vorlesung mit integrierter Übung

Inhalt: Die Veranstaltung richtet sich ausschließlich an Minor VWL (und Wipäd) Studierende. Personnel Economics is a subdiscipline of Labor Economics and Business Economics, in which microeconomic and econometric tools are used to analyze interactions of firms and employees. The field of personnel economics has evolved over the past three decades and has received increasing attention at American Business Schools and also in economic research. The lecture is accompanied by an integrated exercise. Part 0: Introduction Part 1: External vs. Internal Labor Markets 1.1. External labor markets 1.1.1. Labor supply model 1.1.2. Labor demand model 1.1.3. Equilibrium market wage and employment 1.1.4. Compensating wage differentials 1.2. Internal labor markets and long-term employment relationships 1.2.1. Insurance model 1.2.2. Transaction costs 1.2.3. Human capital theory 1.3. Q&A, Exercises, Discussion Part 2: Managing Turnover 2.1. Recruitment of employees 2.1.1. Selection 2.1.2. Raiding 2.2. Exits of employees 2.2.1. Quits 2.2.2. Layoffs 2.3. Labor flexibility 2.3.1. Dynamic labor demand and adjustment costs 2.3.2. Temporary workforce 2.3.3. Working time flexibility 2.4. Efficient allocation of employees (Internal labor turnover) 2.5. Q&A, Exercises, Discussion Part 3: Managing Motivation and Remuneration 3.1. Agency theory and the need for incentives 3.1.1. Different objective functions and information asymmetries 3.1.2. Forms of principal-agency relationships 3.2. Time rates and efficiency wage theories 3.2.1. Input based remuneration 3.2.2. Labor as efficiency units 3.2.3. Non-shirking efficiency wage model 3.2.4. Turnover cost efficiency wage model 3.2.5. Adverse selection efficiency wage model 3.2.6. Fairness efficiency wage model 3.3. Piece rates and performance pay 3.3.1. Output based remuneration 3.3.2. Worker’s choice of work effort under piece rates 3.3.3. Problems in performance pay schemes 3.3.4. Design and effects of MBO bonus payments 3.4. Promotions and tournament theory 3.4.1. Wage hierarchies and promotion tournaments 3.4.2. Worker’s choice of work effort in tournaments 3.4.3. Problems in promotion tournaments 3.5. Seniority and deferred compensation schemes 3.5.1. Upward sloping wage-tenure profiles 3.5.2. Deferred compensation model 3.5.3. Problems and applications 3.6. Intrinsic motivation (extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation, crowding out effects) 3.7. Q&A, Exercises, Discussion Part 4: Managing Worker Codetermination 4.1. Works councils and codetermination 4.1.1. Communication between workers and management 4.1.2. Optimal level of codetermination 4.1.3. Empirical effects of works councils 4.2. Unions and collective contracts 4.2.1. Union organization and importance across countries 4.2.2. Monopoly union wage setting and employment 4.2.3. Efficient wage bargaining and employment 4.3. Q&A, Exercises, Discussion Borjas, G.J. (2010), Labor Economics, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill [B:Chapter]. Lazear, E.P., Gibbs, M. (2009), Personnel Economics in Practice, 2nd edition, Wiley & Sons [LG:Chapter].