incentives, piece rate, productivity, sports

Publication date: 5 May 2010 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Buriamo, B. and Simmons, R. | JEL classification: J33; M52 | Report to: Aalto University, helsinki
Empirical evidence links switches to performance-related pay with improved worker performance. But pure piece rate working is uncommon. The majority of workers are salaried. We exploit a natural experiment in which some workers in a particular occupation (football referees) switch from pure piece...