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The selection and causal effects of work incentives on labor productivity: evidence from a two-stage randomized controlled trial in Malawi / Hyuncheol Bryant Kim (Cornell University and IZA), Seonghoon Kim (Singapore Management University), Thomas T. Kim (Yonsei University) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserKim, Hyuncheol Bryant In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Kim, Seonghoon In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Kim, Thomas T.
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, March 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10644
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Incentives are essential to promote labor productivity. We implemented a two-stage field experiment to measure effects of career and wage incentives on productivity through self-selection and causal effect channels. First, workers were hired with either career or wage incentives. After employment, a random half of workers with career incentives received wage incentives and a random half of workers with wage incentives received career incentives. We find that career incentives attract higher-performing workers than wage incentives but do not increase productivity for existing workers. Instead, wage incentives increase productivity for existing workers. Observable characteristics are limited in explaining the selection effect.