Nonmonetary incentives and economic behavior: the program

CISEPS and HEIRS, in collaboration with the Economics Department of Milano-Bicocca, are organizing the workshop:

Non-Monetary Incentives and Economic Behavior

Logo_CisepsThursday, May 24, 10am-7pm
University of Milano Bicocca
Building U7, Aula del Consiglio, 4th floor
Piazza Ateneo Nuovo 1,
20126 Milano

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology & Social Sciences organizes a workshop on Non-Monetary Incentives and Economic Behavior at the University of Milan -Bicocca on May 24, 2012. The aim of the workshop is to cover experiments dealing with economic behavior in different disciplines that use non‐monetary incentives for rewarding participants. Now is available the programme.


10:00 Welcome  address: Luigino Bruni, Luca Stanca (UMB)

10:15-11:00   Annika Muller (Harvard University): “Cash vs Reputation: The Impact of Monetary and Non-Monetary Incentives on Participation and Performance in Platform-Based Innovation Contests”, with Karim Lakhani and Kevin Boudreau.

11:00-11:30   Coffee break

11:30-12:15   Christiane Bradler (Centre for European Economic Research, ZEW) “A Motivational Production Function: A Field Experiment”, with Susanne Neckermann.

12:15-13:00   Katharina Hilken (Vrije Universiteit Brussel): “A Real Effort Experiment on Optimal Incentive Schemes with an Exogenous Reference Point”, with Stephanie Rosenkranz, Kris de Jaegher, and Marc Jegers.

13:00-14:00   Lunch

14:00-14:45   Vanessa Mertins (University of Trier): “Non-monetary awards within team-based compensation: Incentive e ects vs. group selection effects Incentives on Participation and Performance in Platform-Based Innovation Contests”, with Pia Lunstroth.

14:45-15:30   Arjan Non (Maastricht University) “Employee Recognition and Performance - A Field Experiment”, with Christiane Bradler, Robert Dury, and Susanne Neckermann.

15:30-16:00   Coffee break

16:00-16:45   Alec Sproten (Heidelberg University) “Age differences in the reaction to incentives ­ do older people avoid competition?”, with Christiane Schwieren.

16:45-17:30   Ilaria Castelli (UCSC, Milan) “Children’s Decision-Making With Non-Monetary Incentives”, with Antonella Marchetti and Davide Massaro.

17:30-18:15 General discussion

18:15  Conclusion and perspectives: Pier Luigi Porta (UMB)

19:00 Dinner

Scientific and organizing committee: Luigino Bruni, Francesco Guala, Marco Mantovani, Stefania Ottone, Pier Luigi Porta, Luca Stanca, Fabio Tufano

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