CNRS, France, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Research Professor (Directeur de Recherche), CNRS–GATE, University of Lyon (2012–); Director of GATE-Lab (2014–)
Experimental economics, behavioral economics, personnel economics, public economics
Director of the GATE Research Institute (2007–2015)
PhD, University Paris X-Nanterre, 2003; Habilitation, University Lyon 2, 1996
“The dark side of competition for status.” Management Science 60:1 (2014): 38–55 (with G. Charness and D. Masclet).
“Are women more attracted by cooperative work environments?” Economic Journal 125:582 (2013): 115–140 (with P. Kuhn).
“Competition and the ratchet effect: Experimental Evidence.” Journal of Labor Economics 29:3 (2011): 513–547 (with G. Charness and P. Kuhn).
“Cooperation and competition in intergenerational experiments in the field and in the laboratory.” American Economic Review 99:3 (2009): 956–978 (with G. Charness).
“L’économie comportementale du marché du travail.” Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, 2016.
Can lab experiments help design personnel policies?
Employers can use laboratory experiments to structure payment policies and incentive schemesMarie Claire Villeval, November 2016Can a company attract a different type of employee by changing its compensation scheme? Is it sufficient to pay more to increase employees’ motivation? Should a firm provide evaluation feedback to employees based on their absolute or their relative performance? Laboratory experiments can help address these questions by identifying the causal impact of variations in personnel policy on employees’ productivity and mobility. Although they are collected in an artificial environment, the qualitative external validity of findings from the lab is now well recognized.MoreLess