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dc.contributor.authorHeckman, James Josephen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeinrich, Carolyn J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jeffrey A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:21:58Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:21:58Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21392-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the performance of the JTPA performance system, a widely emulated model for inducing efficiency in government organizations. We present a model of how performance incentives may distort bureaucratic decisions. We define cream skimming within the model. Two major empirical findings are (a) that the short run measures used to monitor performance are weakly, and sometimes perversely, related to long run impacts and (b) that the efficiency gains or losses from cream skimming are small. We find evidence that centers respond to performance standards.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 525en_US
dc.subject.jelC31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordperformance standardsen_US
dc.subject.keywordreinventing governmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordevaluationen_US
dc.subject.keywordJTPAen_US
dc.subject.stwLeistungsanreizen_US
dc.subject.stwWeiterbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Verwaltungen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftliche Effizienzen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.titleThe Performance of Performance Standardsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn353918504en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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