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Spillovers and substitutability in production / Kerry L. Papps (University of Bath and IZA), Alex Bryson (University College London and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserPapps, Kerry L. ; Bryson, Alex
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, March 2019
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12252
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-185825 
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Can the existence of positive productivity spillovers between co-workers be explained by the presence of complementarities in a firms production function? A simple model demonstrates that this is possible when workers perform their tasks sequentially and part of individuals' pay is determined by the firm's output, but also that negative spillovers may arise when workers can raise overall output unilaterally. Data from major league baseball support these predictions. They show that the pairs of players who are most complementary in the production process exert the largest positive spillovers on each other, but that negative spillovers predominate between all player pairs.