Biography Papers + Publications

Refereed Publications

2010 Team Governance: Empowerment or Hierarchical Control (with Guido Friebel), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. forthcoming
earlier versions: Heidelberg DP 457, IZA Discussion Paper No 3143.
You Don't Always Get What You Pay For, German Economic Review. forthcoming.
earlier versions: CMPO Discussion paper 09/226, IZA Discussion Paper No 3077.
2008 Too Few Cooks Spoil the Broth: Division of Labour and Directed Production, (with Marisa Ratto), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 8 : Iss. 1 (Topics), Article 27.
earlier versions: Heidelberg DP 468, IZA DP 1669, CMPO DP 05/126 and CMPO DP No 03/090.

When is it Foolish to Reward for A while Benefiting from BJournal of Labor Economics, 26 (4), pp. 595-619.
earlier versions circulated under the titles "On the Prudence of Rewarding for A while Hoping for B" and  "Task Difficulty,Performance Measure Characteristics and the Trade-off between Insurance and Well-allocated Effort" (Heidelberg DP 425, CMPO DP No 03/067, IZA DP No 765, BGSE DP 7-2003)
2005 Likelihood Estimation for Censored Random Vectors, Econometric Reviews 24 (2), pp. 195-217. 
earlier versions: AWI DP Nr. 417 and CMPO DP No 03/082 ("What you always wanted to know about censoring but never dared to ask")
2003 Ergebnissignale in Prinzipal-Agent-Modellen mit mehreren Aktionen, Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, Ergänzungsheft 4, pp. 1-15.
2002 The Virtue of Being Underestimated: a Note on Discriminatory Contracts in Hidden Information Models, Economics Letters (75), pp. 171-178.
2001 Kooperation, Verantwortung und Leistungsentlohnung: Eine empirische Untersuchung in Entlohnung, Arbeitsorganisation und personalpolitische Regulierung. U. Backes-Gellner, Kräkel M., Sadowski D., and Mure J. (eds.) Rainer Hampp Verlag. Munich.

Discussion Papers

2009 Uncertainty aversion and Preferences for Randomization: An Experimental Study (with Adam Dominiak), SFB 504 Working Paper 08/39
2008 Making a Difference in Bureaucratic Environments (with Paul Grout)
earlier versions circulated under the title  "Non-profit Organizations in a Bureaucratic Environment" (AWI DP Nr. 474) and "The Delicate Nature of Effort Provision in Non-Profit Organizations"
2007 Legitimacy of Control (with Radovan Vadovic), IZA Discussion Paper No 3013

Asset-bubbles Without Dividends - An Experiment (with Jörg Oechssler and Carsten Schmidt), SFB 504 DP 07-01
2000 Who gets the Reward? An Empirical Exploration of Bonus Pay and Task Characteristics, IZA Discussion Paper No 235

Work in Progress

2010 A Rationale for Motivational Crowding Out (with Christoph Vanberg)
2009 Hidden Action, Identification, and Organization Design
Incentives and the Efficient Allocation of Effort Across Tasks


2004 The Value of Signals in Hidden Action Models: Concepts, Application and Empirical Evidence. Contributions to Economics. Physica Verlag (A Springer-Verlag Company). Heidelberg.
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