Can Bureaucrats Really Be Paid Like CEOS? School Administrator Incentives for Anemia Reduction in Rural China

@inproceedings{Luo2015CanBR,
  title={Can Bureaucrats Really Be Paid Like CEOS? School Administrator Incentives for Anemia Reduction in Rural China},
  author={Renfu Luo and Grant Taylor Miller and Scott Rozelle and Sean Yuji Sylvia and Marcos Vera-Hern{\'a}ndez},
  year={2015}
}
A large literature examines performance pay for managers in the private sector, but little is known about performance pay for managers in public sector bureaucracies. In this paper, we study performance incentives rewarding school administrators for reducing anemia among their students. Randomly assigning 170 schools to three performance incentive levels and two orthogonal sizes of unconditional grants, we analyze performance pay and its complementarity with discretionary resources. We find… CONTINUE READING

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