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INCENTIVES AND THE SORTING OF MOTIVATED AGENTS

Dates:
  • Tue 15 Oct 2019 11.00 - 12.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-10-15 11:00 2019-10-15 12:00 Europe/Paris INCENTIVES AND THE SORTING OF MOTIVATED AGENTS

We study the role of incentives for the sorting of motivated agents in a lab experiment. Participants can self-select into different teams in which they can earn money but also exert “social effort” to produce charitable donations. The production of donations is characterized by complementarities: a participant’s return of social effort increases in the social effort of others in the same team. Our theoretical and empirical results show that differences in incentives across teams facilitate the sorting of motivated agents and thereby increase donations. Participants exert more social effort if they are in the low-incentive team. Interestingly, this holds for non-motivated participants as well, but only if self-selection is possible.

Seminar Room B, Villa la Fonte DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room B, Villa la Fonte

We study the role of incentives for the sorting of motivated agents in a lab experiment. Participants can self-select into different teams in which they can earn money but also exert “social effort” to produce charitable donations. The production of donations is characterized by complementarities: a participant’s return of social effort increases in the social effort of others in the same team. Our theoretical and empirical results show that differences in incentives across teams facilitate the sorting of motivated agents and thereby increase donations. Participants exert more social effort if they are in the low-incentive team. Interestingly, this holds for non-motivated participants as well, but only if self-selection is possible.


Location:
Seminar Room B, Villa la Fonte

Affiliation:
Department of Economics

Type:
Seminar

Organiser:
Dr. Chiara Rapallini (University of Florence)
Prof. Klarita Gërxhani (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Prof. Michèle Belot ((EUI - Department of Economics))
Prof. Leonardo Boncinelli (University of Florence)

Speaker:
Prof. Michael Kosfeld (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)

Contact:
Rossella Corridori (Eco) - Send a mail
 
 

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