Nicola Lacetera

University of Toronto - Strategic Management

Assistant professor

Canada

University of Toronto at Mississauga - Department of Management

Assistant professor

Canada

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

36

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Scholarly Papers (36)

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The Effects of Increasing Competition and Uncertainty on Incentives and Extreme-Value Outcomes in Innovation Contests

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper, Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2008-6
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2010
Kevin Boudreau, Nicola Lacetera and Karim R. Lakhani
Northeastern University, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group
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innovation contests, competition, innovation, problem-solving, search, complexity, distributed innovation, platforms

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Different Missions and Commitment Power in R&D Organization: Theory and Evidence on Industry-University Alliances

Organization Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2015
Nicola Lacetera
University of Toronto - Strategic Management
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R&D Organization, Firm Boundaries, Industry-University Relations

Viral Altruism? Charitable Giving and Social Contagion in Online Networks

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2437463
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 May 2014 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2014
Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Angelo Mele
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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online networks, diffusion, pro-social behavior, network effects

Viral Altruism? Generosity and Social Contagion in Online Networks

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8171
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 May 2014
Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Angelo Mele
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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altruism, fundraising, social media, network effects, field experiments

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Inside or Outside the IP-System? Business Creation in Academia

Research Policy, Vol. 39, pp. 1060–1069, 2010
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2013
Riccardo Fini, Nicola Lacetera and Scott Shane
University of Bologna - Department of Management, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Economics
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Academic entrepreneurship, Business creation, Knowledge transfer

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Academic Entrepreneurship

Managerial and Decision Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2014
Nicola Lacetera
University of Toronto - Strategic Management
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Academic Entrepreneurship, R&D Organization and Strategy, Science and Technology Policy

Academic Entrepreneurship

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, DOI: 10.1057/978113729467
Posted: 22 Nov 2013
Riccardo Fini, Nicola Lacetera and Scott Shane
University of Bologna - Department of Management, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Economics

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Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, Licensing, R&D Organization, Radical Innovation, Research And Development, Science And Innovation, Science Policy

Individual Preferences, Organization, and Competition in a Model of R&D Incentive Provision

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2014
Nicola Lacetera and Lorenzo Zirulia
University of Toronto - Strategic Management and University of Bologna - School of Economics, Management, and Statistics
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Incentive Pay, Non-Monetary Motives, Knowledge Spillovers, Competition, Innovation

Individual Preferences, Organization, and Competition in a Model of R&D Incentive Provision

NBER Working Paper No. w17031
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 May 2011
Nicola Lacetera and Lorenzo Zirulia
University of Toronto - Strategic Management and University of Bologna - Department of Economics
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Different Yokes for Different Folks: Individual Preferences, Institutional Logics, and the Commercialization of Academic Research

SPANNING BOUNDARIES AND DISCIPLINES: UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION IN THE IDEA AGE-ADVANCES IN THE STUDY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Gary Libecap and Marie Thursby, eds., Vol. 21, pp. 1–25, Innovation and Economic Growth, 2010
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2013
Riccardo Fini and Nicola Lacetera
University of Bologna - Department of Management and University of Toronto - Strategic Management
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commercialization of academic research, institutional logics, individual preferences, scientific community

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The Economics of Scientific Misconduct

Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2011
Nicola Lacetera and Lorenzo Zirulia
University of Toronto - Strategic Management and University of Bologna - School of Economics, Management, and Statistics
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Research and publication process, peer review, fraud

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Motivating Altruism: A Field Study

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3770
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Oct 2008
Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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incentives, altruism, public good provision, pro-social behavior, public health

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Social Image Concerns and Pro-Social Behavior

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3771
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 31 Oct 2008
Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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incentives, awards, public good provision, pro-social behavior, public health, social prestige

Heuristic Thinking and Limited Attention in the Car Market

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 24 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2010
Nicola Lacetera, Devin G. Pope and Justin R. Sydnor
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Case Western Reserve University
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Heuristic Thinking, Inattention, Automobiles, Behavioral Economics

Heuristic Thinking and Limited Attention in the Car Market

NBER Working Paper No. w17030
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 May 2011
Nicola Lacetera, Devin G. Pope and Justin R. Sydnor
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Rewarding Altruism? A Natural Field Experiment

Milton Friedman Institute Working Paper No. 2011-010, Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics Working Paper No. 2011-010
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 07 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2012
Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Robert Slonim
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and The University of Sydney
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Rewarding Altruism? A Natural Field Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w17636
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2011
Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Robert Slonim
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and The University of Sydney
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Viral Altruism? A Natural Field Experiment of Social Contagion in On-Line Networks

NET Institute Working Paper No. 12-16
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Nov 2012
Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Angelo Mele
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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Online networks, diffusion, pro-social behavior, network effects

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Will There Be Blood? Incentives and Substitution Effects in Pro-Social Behavior

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4567
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 01 Dec 2009
Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Robert Slonim
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and The University of Sydney
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incentives, altruism, public good provision, pro-social behavior, public health

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Rewarding Volunteers: A Field Experiment - Online Appendix

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Aug 2013
Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Robert Slonim
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and The University of Sydney
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field experiments, altruism,incentives, blood donation, spillovers, displacement

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Do All Material Incentives for Prosocial Activities Backfire? The Response to Cash and Non-Cash Incentives for Blood Donations

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4458
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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incentives, altruism, public good provision, pro-social behavior, public health

Efficiency-Morality Trade-Offs in Repugnant Transactions: A Choice Experiment

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6085
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 09 Nov 2016
Julio Elias, Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of CEMA, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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repugnant transactions, efficiency, morality, markets, preferences

Efficiency-Morality Trade-Offs in Repugnant Transactions: A Choice Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w22632
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 12 Sep 2016
Julio Elias, Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of CEMA, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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Efficiency-Morality Trade-Offs in Repugnant Transactions: A Choice Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10187
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 19 Sep 2016
Julio Elias, Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of CEMA, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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repugnant transactions, efficiency, morality, markets, preferences

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Is high-Quality Production Location-Specific? Evidence from the Automobile Industry

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2011
Nicola Lacetera and Justin R. Sydnor
University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Case Western Reserve University
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Performance differences, Location of production, Multinationals, Automobile industry

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Incentives and Ethics in the Economics of Body Parts

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2905069, Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14/2017
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Jan 2017
Nicola Lacetera
University of Toronto - Strategic Management
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Contested commodities, controversial markets, blood and organ donations, law and economics

Incentives and Ethics in the Economics of Body Parts

NBER Working Paper No. w22673
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Sep 2016
Nicola Lacetera
University of Toronto - Strategic Management
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Removing Financial Barriers to Organ and Bone Marrow Donation: The Effect of Leave and Tax Legislation in the U.S

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6814
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Oct 2012
Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Sarah Stith
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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incentives, altruism, organ donation, bone marrow donation

Removing Financial Barriers to Organ and Bone Marrow Donation: the Effect of Leave and Tax Legislation in the U.S

NBER Working Paper No. w18299
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2012
Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Sarah Stith
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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Removing Financial Barriers to Organ and Bone Marrow Donation: The Effect of Leave and Tax Legislation in the U.S. - Online Appendix

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Oct 2013
Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Sarah Stith
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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organ donation, bone marrow donation, leave and tax legislation, incentives

Does Scientific Progress Affect Culture? A Digital Text Analysis

CESifo Working Paper No. 7499
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Feb 2019
Michela Giorcelli, Nicola Lacetera and Astrid Marinoni
University of California - Los Angeles, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and University of Toronto
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science, culture, economic history, text analysis, machine learning

Does Scientific Progress Affect Culture? A Digital Text Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w25429
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2019
Michela Giorcelli, Nicola Lacetera and Astrid Marinoni
University of California - Los Angeles, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and University of Toronto
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Understanding Repugnance: Implications for Public Policy

Serie Documentos de Trabajo, Nro. 614, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 3051855
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 Oct 2017
Julio Elias, Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of CEMA, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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Digitization and the Contract Labor Market: A Research Agenda

NBER Working Paper No. w19525
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2014
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
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Moral Nimby-Ism? Understanding Societal Support for Monetary Compensation to Plasma Donors in Canada

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11509
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 May 2018
Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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altruism, plasma donation, ethics

Moral NIMBY-ism? Understanding Societal Support for Monetary Compensation to Plasma Donors in Canada

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 7034
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Jul 2018
Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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ethics, repugnant markets, health, plasma

Moral Nimby-Ism? Understanding Societal Support for Monetary Compensation to Plasma Donors in Canada

NBER Working Paper No. w24572
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 May 2018 Last Revised: 15 May 2018
Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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Would You Buy a Honda Made in the U.S.? The Impact of Production Location on Manufacturing Quality

NBER Working Paper No. w18005
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2014
Nicola Lacetera and Justin R. Sydnor
University of Toronto - Strategic Management and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Bid Takers or Market Makers? The Effect of Auctioneers on Auction Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w19731
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2014
University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Stanford University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Does Information Help or Hinder Job Applicants from Less Developed Countries in Online Markets?

NBER Working Paper No. w18720
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2014
Ajay Agrawal, Nicola Lacetera and Elizabeth Lyons
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
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The Effects of Information, Social and Economic Incentives on Voluntary Undirected Blood Donations: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Argentina

NBER Working Paper No. w18630
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Dec 2012
Victor Iajya, Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Robert Slonim
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán - Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and The University of Sydney
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Sacred Values? The Effect of Information on Attitudes Toward Payments for Human Organs

NBER Working Paper No. w20866
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2015
Julio Elias, Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of CEMA, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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Estimating the Effect of Salience in Wholesale and Retail Car Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w18820
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 22 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2014
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, University of Toronto - Strategic Management, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of California, Riverside (UCR) - A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Above a Swamp: A Theory of High-Quality Scientific Production

NBER Working Paper No. w21143
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 May 2015 Last Revised: 30 May 2015
Bralind Kiri, Nicola Lacetera and Lorenzo Zirulia
TOBB University of Economics and Technology, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and University of Bologna - Department of Economics
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Economic Development and the Regulation of Morally Contentious Activities

NBER Working Paper No. w23214
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Mar 2017
Julio Elias, Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Paola Salardi
University of CEMA, University of Toronto - Strategic Management, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and University of Toronto - Munk School of Global Affairs
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Paying for Kidneys? A Randomized Survey and Choice Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w25581
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Feb 2019
Julio Elias, Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of CEMA, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
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Social Image Concerns and Prosocial Behavior: Field Evidence from a Nonlinear Incentive Scheme

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 76, No. 2, 2010
Posted: 12 Mar 2011
Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis
University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

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Incentives, Awards, Public good provision, Prosocial behavior, Public health, Social prestige

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Multiple Missions and Academic Entrepreneurship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 04 Nov 2009
Nicola Lacetera
University of Toronto - Strategic Management

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Academic research, Colleges & universities, Commercialization, Entrepreneurial faculty, Industrial research, Technology transfer, Market entry, R&D

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Will There Be Blood? Incentives and Substitution Effects in Pro-Social Behavior

American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) Paper
Posted: 06 Jul 2011
Mario Macis, Nicola Lacetera and Robert Slonim
Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and The University of Sydney

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altruism, Incentives, pro-social behavior, public good provision, public health