Title

Piece rates for professors

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Economics Letters

Publication Date

12-1-2011

Volume

113

Issue

3

First Page

285

Last Page

287

Keywords

Difference-in-difference, Piece rates, Research productivity

Abstract

Using panel data, we demonstrate a 50% increase in research productivity following a dramatic increase in the piece rate paid for articles by a major Chinese University. The increased productivity comes exclusively from those who were already research active.

DOI

10.1016/j.econlet.2011.08.005

Print ISSN

01651765

E-ISSN

18737374

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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

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Recommended Citation

Heywood, J. S., Wei, X., & Ye, G. (2011). Piece rates for professors. Economics Letters, 113(3), 285-287. doi: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.08.005