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Does a short-term increase in incentives boost performance?
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. (Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8973-1410
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
2018 (English)In: Economics Letters, ISSN 0165-1765, E-ISSN 1873-7374, Vol. 166, p. 31-34Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

If agents are exposed to continual competitive pressure, how does a short-term variation of the severity of the competition affect agents’ performance? In a real-effort laboratory experiment, we study a one-time increase in incentives in a sequence of equally incentivized contests. Our results suggest that a short-term increase in incentives induces a behavioral response but does not boost total performance.

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Elsevier, 2018. Vol. 166, p. 31-34
Keywords [en]
Contest, Tournament, Real-effort, Experiment, Contract theory, Forward-looking
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Economics
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Economy, Economics; Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation; Economy, Business administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71049DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.02.004ISI: 000429761600007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-71049DiVA, id: diva2:1185232
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German Research Foundation (DFG), CRC TRR 190Available from: 2018-02-23 Created: 2018-02-23 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

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