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dc.contributor.authorNosenzo, Danieleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-26T13:23:48Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-26T13:23:48Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/49657-
dc.description.abstractThis study uses a three-person gift-exchange game experiment to examine the impact of pay comparisons on effort behavior. We compare effort choices made in a treatment where workers' wages are secret with effort choices made in two 'public wages' treatments. The two 'public wages' treatments differ in whether co-workers' wages are chosen by an employer, or are fixed exogenously by the experimenter. We find that pay comparison information has an overall detrimental impact on effort choices: employees respond less favorably to the wage offers made by the employer when they receive information about the wage paid to the co-worker as compared to the case where co-workers' wages are secret. These effects are particularly pronounced in the treatment where the level of the co-worker's wage is fixed exogenously.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCEDEX Nottinghamen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCeDEx discussion paper series 2010-03en_US
dc.subject.jelC91en_US
dc.subject.jelC92en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial comparisonsen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage comparisonsen_US
dc.subject.keywordgift exchangeen_US
dc.subject.keywordexperimentsen_US
dc.subject.stw├ľkonomischer Anreizen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwVerhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.titleThe impact of pay comparisons on effort behavioren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn632208392en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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