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Assessing the Performance of Performance Standards in Public Bureaucracies

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  • Heckman, James J
  • Heinrich, Carolyn
  • Smith, Jeffrey

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  • Heckman, James J & Heinrich, Carolyn & Smith, Jeffrey, 1997. "Assessing the Performance of Performance Standards in Public Bureaucracies," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 87(2), pages 389-395, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:87:y:1997:i:2:p:389-95
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    18. Canice Prendergast, 1999. "The Provision of Incentives in Firms," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 37(1), pages 7-63, March.
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    24. Poeschel, Friedrich, 2014. "Assignment vs. choice: lessons from training vouchers," Annual Conference 2014 (Hamburg): Evidence-based Economic Policy 100606, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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