Signaling Drive Over the Long Term

12 Pages Posted: 29 May 2010

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Wei Li

Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia

Date Written: November 4, 2009

Abstract

An agent's productivity depends on his responsiveness to existing incentives ("drive"). Over the long term, this heterogeneity in drive may create significant incentives for the agent to work hard even with vanishingly small amount of existing incentives, explicit or implicit.

Keywords: career concerns, hidden heterogeneity, long run labor supply

JEL Classification: C70, D82, D23

Suggested Citation

Li, Wei, Signaling Drive Over the Long Term (November 4, 2009). Economics Letters, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1617464

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