Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80568
Authors: 
Beugnot, Julie
Fortin, Bernard
Lacroix, Guy
Villeval, Marie-Claire
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7521
Abstract: 
This paper extends the standard work effort model by allowing workers to interact through networks. We investigate experimentally whether peer performances and peer contextual effects influence individual performances. Two types of network are considered. Participants in Recursive networks are paired with participants who played previously in isolation. In Simultaneous networks, participants interact in real-time along an undirected line. Mean peer effects are identified in both cases. Individual performances increase with peer performances in the recursive network. In the simultaneous network, endogenous peer effects vary according to gender: they are large for men but not statistically different from zero for women.
Subjects: 
peer effects
social networks
work effort
piece rate
experiment
JEL: 
C91
J16
J24
J31
M52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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