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URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-453926
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.45392
Alekseev, Aleksandr
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Abstract

I study the effect of task difficulty on workers’ effort. I find that task difficulty has an inverse-U effect on effort and that this effect is quantitatively large, especially when compared to the effect of conditional monetary rewards. Difficulty acts as a mediator of monetary rewards: conditional rewards are most effective at the intermediate or high levels of difficulty. The inverse-U pattern ...

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