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dc.contributor.authorBigoni, Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorFort, Margheritaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNardotto, Mattiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorReggiani, Tommasoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:40:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:40:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201107283696en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51953-
dc.description.abstractThis paper assesses the effect of two stylized and antithetic non-monetary incentive schemes on students' effort. We collect data from a field experiment where incentives are exogenously imposed, performance is monitored and individual characteristics are observed. Students are randomly assigned to a tournament scheme that fosters competition between coupled students, a cooperative scheme that promotes information sharing and collaboration between students and a control treatment in which students can neither compete, nor cooperate. In line with theoretical predictions, we find that competition induces higher effort with respect to cooperation and cooperation does not increase effort with respect to the baseline. However, this is true only for men, while women do not seem to react to non-monetary incentives.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5844en_US
dc.subject.jelA22en_US
dc.subject.jelC93en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordfield experimentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordincentivesen_US
dc.subject.keywordcompetitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordcooperationen_US
dc.titleTeams or tournaments? A field experiment on cooperation and competition among university studentsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669693855en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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