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Wage dispersion and workers` effort

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  • Fernanda Rivas

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    (University of Granada)

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We study experimentally the relationship between intra-firm wage dispersion chosen by principals and workers'' performance. Principals show a preference for more egalitarian wage schemes, and workers are negatively influenced by high levels of wage inequality.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 788-794

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00133

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  1. Ben Greiner & Axel Ockenfels & Peter Werner, 2010. "Wage Transparency and Performance: A Real-Effort Experiment," Working Paper Series in Economics, University of Cologne, Department of Economics 48, University of Cologne, Department of Economics.
  2. Maria Fernanda Rivas & Matthias Sutter, 2008. "Wage dispersion and workers? effort," Working Papers, Faculty of Economics and Statistics, University of Innsbruck 2008-15, Faculty of Economics and Statistics, University of Innsbruck.
  3. Ockenfels, Axel & Sliwka, Dirk & Werner, Peter, 2010. "Bonus Payments and Reference Point Violations," IZA Discussion Papers 4795, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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