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Three mechanisms to boost firm productivity

IZA Press

Monetary incentives are not always the most cost-effective way to make employees more productive. Three recent IZA World of Labor articles look at alternative mechanisms to improve worker productivity and boost firm performance: peer effects, employee well-being, and employee ownership. … Continue reading

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Do employers care where you’re from?

IZA Press

In the last two decades, economists’ interest in social networks has increased dramatically. This has come with a parallel awareness that putting humans in their social context is not only a matter of embellishing theoretical models with human behavior but … Continue reading

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