Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96428
Authors: 
Bracha, Anat
Fershtman, Chaim
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 12-12
Abstract: 
Almost all jobs require a combination of cognitive effort and labor effort. This paper focuses on the effect that competitive incentive schemes have on the chosen combination of these two types of efforts. We use an experimental approach to show that competitive incentives may induce agents to work harder but not necessarily smarter. This effect was stronger for women.
JEL: 
J33
D03
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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