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Does a short-term increase in incentives boost performance?

Vera Angelova (), Thomas Giebe () and Ivanova-Stenzel, Radosveta

Economics Letters, 2018, vol. 166, issue C, 31-34

Abstract: If agents are exposed to continual competitive pressure, how does a short-term variation of the severity of the competition affect agents’ performance? In a real-effort laboratory experiment, we study a one-time increase in incentives in a sequence of equally incentivized contests. Our results suggest that a short-term increase in incentives induces a behavioral response but does not boost total performance.

Keywords: Contest; Tournament; Real-effort; Experiment; Contract theory; Forward-looking (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D91 J22 J33 L2 M5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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