Alan Benson

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management

Assistant Professor

19th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55455

United States

http://https://sites.google.com/site/amb263/

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

77 Massachusetts Avenue

50 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

United States

http://web.mit.edu/alanmb/www/index.htm

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (14)

1.

Do Agents Game Their Agents' Behavior? Evidence from Sales Managers

Benson, Alan. "Do Agents Game Their Agents' Behavior? Evidence from Sales manages." Journal of Labor Economics, 33(4): 863-90.
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2019
Alan Benson
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management
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Agency Theory, Gaming, Incentives, Sales, Compensation

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Dropouts, Taxes and Risk: The Economic Return to College under Realistic Assumptions

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2015
Alan Benson, Raimundo Esteva and Frank S. Levy
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, Independent and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning
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Higher Education, Educational Investment, Returns to Education

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Promotions and the Peter Principle

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2019
Alan Benson, Danielle Li and Kelly Shue
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Yale School of Management
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Peter Principle, Incentives, Promotions, Managers, Tournament Theory

Promotions and the Peter Principle

NBER Working Paper No. w24343
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 21 Feb 2018
Alan Benson, Danielle Li and Kelly Shue
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Yale School of Management
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Can Reputation Discipline the Gig Economy? Experimental Evidence from an Online Labor Market

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9501
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Nov 2015
Alan Benson, Aaron Sojourner and Akhmed Umyarov
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
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labor, personnel, contracts, online labor markets, job search, screening, reputation, online ratings

Can Reputation Discipline the Gig Economy?: Experimental Evidence From an Online Labor Market

Benson, Alan, Aaron Sojourner, and Akhmed Umyarov. 2019. "Can Reputation Discipline the Gig Economy? Experimental Evidence from an Online Labor Market.", Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Jan 2019
Alan Benson, Aaron Sojourner and Akhmed Umyarov
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
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online labor markets, online ratings, employer reputation, labor markets, economics of information systems, job search

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Re-Thinking the Two-Body Problem: The Segregation of Women into Geographically Dispersed Occupations

Benson, Alan. 2014. Re-thinking the two-body problem: The segregation of women into geographically dispersed occupations. Demography: 41(4).
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2014
Alan Benson
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management
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Household Mobility, Job Search, Occupational Segregation

A Theory of Dual Job Search and Sex-Based Occupational Clustering

Forthcoming at Industrial Relations.
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2014
Alan Benson
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management
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Human Capital, Occupational Choice, Marriage, Job Search, Earnings Differentials

A Theory of Dual Job Search and Sex‐Based Occupational Clustering

Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 54, Issue 3, pp. 367-400, 2015
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Jun 2015
Alan Benson
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management
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Labor Market Trends Among Registered Nurses: 2008-2011

Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2013
Alan Benson
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management
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Nursing, Staffing, Hospitals

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The Value of Employer Reputation in the Absence of Contract Enforcement: A Randomized Experiment

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 31 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2017
Alan Benson, Aaron Sojourner and Akhmed Umyarov
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
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labor market search, employer reputation, incomplete contracts, information asymmetry, online labor market, collective action/public goods

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Is College Worth It? The Economic Return to College Adjusted for Dropouts, Taxes, and Risk

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Feb 2017
Alan Benson, Raimundo Esteva and Frank S. Levy
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, Independent and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning
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Higher education, general skills

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Are Bonus Pools Driven by their Incentive Effects? Evidence from Fluctuations in Gainsharing Incentives

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 05 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2017
Alan Benson and Sima Sajjadiani
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, Students
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Bonus pools, incentives, gainsharing, manufacturing

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Firm-Sponsored General Education and Mobility Frictions: Evidence from Hospital Sponsorship of Nursing Schools and Faculty

Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2013
Alan Benson
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management
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Human Capital, Firm-Sponsored General Education, Mobility, Monopsony, Nursing Manpower

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Plantwide Incentives for Plantwide Quality: Do They Work?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 26 Nov 2015
Alan Benson and Sima Sajjadiani
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, Students
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Gainsharing, incentives, freeriding, compensation

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Are Bonus Pools Driven by their Incentive Effects? Evidence from Fluctuations in Gainsharing Incentives

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Alan Benson and Sima Sajjadiani
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, Students
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Bonus pools, incentives, gainsharing, manufacturing

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Strength from Within: Internal Mobility and the Retention of High Performers

Benson, Alan, and Ben A. Rissing. 2019. "Strength from Within: Internal Mobility and the Retention of High Performers." Forthcoming in Organization Science.
Number of pages: 47
Alan Benson and Ben A. Rissing
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management and Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations
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Hiring, careers, promotion, productivity, internal labor markets, turnover, rm-speci c skills, learning, commitment