Non-Monetary Incentives

and Economic Behavior

 

May 24, 2012

University of Milano Bicocca

Building U7, 4th floor, Sala del Consiglio

 

Programme

 

10:00           Welcome  address: Luigino Bruni, Luca Stanca (UMB)

 

10:15-11:00   Arjan Non (Maastricht University) “Employee Recognition and Performance - A Field Experiment”, with Christiane Bradler, Robert Dury, and Susanne Neckermann. Discussant: Tamas Kovacs.

 

11:00-11:30   Coffee break

 

11:30-12:15   Vanessa Mertins (University of Trier): “Non-monetary awards within team-based compensation: Incentive effects vs. group selection effects Incentives on Participation and Performance in Platform-Based Innovation Contests”, with Pia Lunstroth. Discussant: Marco Mantovani.

 

12:15-13:00   Christiane Bradler (Centre for European Economic Research, ZEW) “A Motivational Production Function: A Field Experiment”, with Susanne Neckermann. Discussant: Luigino Bruni.

 

13:00-14:15   Lunch

 

14:15-15:00   Alec Sproten (Heidelberg University) “Age differences in the reaction to incentives ­ do older people avoid competition?”, with Christiane Schwieren. Discussant: Luca Stanca.

 

15:00-15:45   Annika Muller (Harvard University): “Cash vs Reputation: The Impact of Monetary and Non-Monetary Incentives on Participation and Performance in Platform-Based Innovation Contests”, with Karim Lakhani and Kevin Boudreau. Discussant: Fabrizio Panebianco.

 

15:45-16:00   Coffee break

 

16:00-16:45   Katharina Hilken (Vrije Universiteit Brussel): “A Real Effort Experiment on Optimal Incentive Schemes with an Exogenous Reference Point”, with Stephanie Rosenkranz, Kris de Jaegher, and Marc Jegers.

 

16:45-17:30   Ilaria Castelli (UCSC, Milan) “Candies and Stickers: Children’s Decision-Making With Non-Monetary Incentives”, with Antonella Marchetti and Davide Massaro.

 

17:30-18:15  General discussion

 

18:15           Conclusion and perspectives: Pier Luigi Porta (UMB)

 

19:00              Dinner