Predicting your own effort

  title={Predicting your own effort},
  author={David F. Bacon and David C. Parkes and Yiling Chen and Malvika Rao and Ian A. Kash and Manu Sridharan},
We consider a setting in which a worker and a manager may each have information about the likely completion time of a task, and the worker also affects the completion time by choosing a level of effort. The task itself may further be composed of a set of subtasks, and the worker can also decide how many of these subtasks to split out into an explicit prediction task. In addition, the worker can learn about the likely completion time of a task as work on subtasks completes. We characterize a… CONTINUE READING
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