Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69595
Authors: 
Eckartz, Katharina
Kirchkamp, Oliver
Schunk, Daniel
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper: Behavioural Economics 4049
Abstract: 
We compare performance in a word based creativity task under three incentive schemes: a flat fee, a linear payment and a tournament. Furthermore, we also compare performance under two control tasks (Raven's advanced progressive matrices or a number-adding task) with the same treatments. In all tasks we find that incentives seem to have very small effects and that differences in performance are predominantly related to individual skills.
Subjects: 
creativity
incentives
real effort task
experimental economics
JEL: 
C91
J33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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