The Big Carrot: High Stake Incentives Revisited
AbstractThis paper provides an empirical demonstration of high stakes incentives in relation to religious practice. It shows that, when both positive (carrot) and negative (stick) incentives are available, the former are more effective than the latter. Specifically, it is shown that beliefs in heaven are much more relevant than beliefs in hell when estimating the production of religious commodities (church-attendance and praying equations).
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3287.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2008
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Publication status: published in: Behavioral Decision Making, 2010, 23, 288-313
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Other versions of this item:
- Brañas-Garza, Pablo & García-Muñoz, Teresa & Neuman, Shoshana, 2008. "The Big Carrot: High Stake Incentives Revisited," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 6666, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Pablo Brañas-Garza & Teresa García-Muñoz & Shoshana Neuman, 2009. "The Big Carrot:High-Stakes Incentives Revisited," Working Papers, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Economics 2009-23, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Economics.
- Pablo Brañas-Garza & Teresa García-Muñoz & Shoshana Neuman, 2008. "The Big Carrot: High Stake Incentives Revisited," Papers on Economics of Religion, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada. 08/01, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada..
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy
- Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-02-02 (All new papers)
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