The Economic Approach to Personnel Research

35 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2000  

Michael Gibbs

University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Alec R. Levenson

University of Southern California - Center for Effective Organizations (CEO)

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Date Written: September 14, 2000

Abstract

We compare the economic approach to research on personnel and organizational design to approaches from behavioral disciplines. Instead of a survey of the field, our emphasis is on topics which are important in organizational research outside of economics, yet have been little emphasized by economics. We contend that many of these topics hold great promise for insights from the economic approach. In some cases we sketch ways in which economists can approach these topics. We also briefly discuss empirical methods in personnel economics.

JEL Classification: J3

Suggested Citation

Gibbs, Michael and Levenson, Alec R., The Economic Approach to Personnel Research (September 14, 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=243634 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.243634

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Alec Levenson

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