Distorted Performance Measures and Dynamic Incentives
Abstract"Incentive contracts must typically be based on performance measures that do not exactly match the agents' true contribution to the principals' objectives. Such misalignment may pose difficulties for effective incentive design. We analyze the extent to which implicit dynamic incentives, such as career concerns and ratchet effects, alleviate or aggfravate these problems. Our analysis demonstrates that the interplay between distorted performance measures and implicit incentives implies that career and ratchet effects have real effects in that stronger ratchet effects or greater distortion may increase optimal monetary incentives, and that distortion affects the optimality of different promotion rules." Copyright 2008 Blackwell Publishing.
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- Kaarbøe, Oddvar M. & Olsen, Trond E., 2004. "Distorted Performance Measures and Dynamic Incentives," Discussion Papers 2004/21, Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics.
- Kaarbøe, Oddvar M. & Olsen, Trond E., 2006. "Distorted Performance Measures and Dynamic Incentives," Working Papers in Economics 07/06, University of Bergen, Department of Economics.
- J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
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