Do co-workers" wages matter?

theory and evidence on wage secrecy, wage compression and effort
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IZA , Bonn, Germany
Statementby Gary Charness, Peter Kuhn.
SeriesDiscussion paper ;, no. 1417, Discussion paper (Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit : Online) ;, no. 1417
ContributionsKühn, Peter.
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LC Control Number2005617090

Do Co-Workers’ Wages Matter. Theory and Evidence on Wage Secrecy, Wage Compression and Effort Gary Charness and Peter Kuhn* Department of Economics University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara CA March 1, Abstract: We study worker and firm behavior in an environment where worker effort could depend on co-workers’ wages.

Do Co-Workers’ Wages Matter. Theory and Evidence on Wage Secrecy, Wage Compression and Effort Gary Charness University of California, Santa Barbara Peter Kuhn University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA Bonn Discussion Paper No.

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