12 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2012
Date Written: April 2012
I analyze questions and answers from Google Answers. More experienced answerers provide answers with the characteristics askers most value, receiving higher ratings as a result. Answerer earnings increase in experience. Answerers who focus on particular question categories provide answers of higher quality but earn lower pay per hour. Answers provided during the business day receive higher payment per hour, but more experienced answerers tend to favor work at other times.
JEL Classification: J22, J31, L14
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Edelman, Benjamin G., Earnings and Ratings at Google Answers (April 2012). Economic Inquiry, Vol. 50, Issue 2, pp. 309-320, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2042381 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7295.2011.00414.x
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