incentives, salaries, productivity, sports

Publication date: 1 Aug 2011 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Buraimo, B. and Simmons, R. | JEL classification: J33; M52 | Journal: Labour Economics No. 4 Vol. 18
We establish the effects of salaries on worker performance by exploiting a natural experiment in which some workers in a particular occupation (football referees) switch from short-term contracts to salaried contracts. Worker performance improves among those who move onto salaried contracts...