Employer Expectations, Peer Effects and Productivity: Evidence from a Series of Field Experiments

Abstract

This paper reports the results of a series of field experiments designed to investigate how peer effects operate in a real work setting. Workers were hired from an online labor market to perform an image-labeling task and, in some cases, to evaluate the work product of other workers. These evaluations had financial consequences for both the evaluating… (More)

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