Do tournament incentives matter in academics? Evidence from personnel data in a top-tier university in China
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AbstractUsing unique personnel data collected from a Chinese top-tier university, this paper investigates the net effects of a tournament-type incentive scheme on faculty performance as measured by average student ratings and research output. Two-step estimation results show that an increase in the pay spread between adjacent position levels improves faculty performance in teaching and research. Several robustness checks suggest that this net incentive effect remains sizeable even if a potential selectivity effect is controlled for.
All Author(s) ListHaifeng Zhang, Junsen Zhang, Yanfeng Zhang
Journal nameJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Volume Number166
Pages84 - 106
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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