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Piecework versus merit pay: a Mean Fi eld Game approach to academic behavior

Abstract : This paper applies the Mean Fi eld Game approach pioneered by Lasry and Lions (2007) to the analysis of the researchers' academic productivity. It provides a theoretical motivation for the stability of the universaly observed Lotka's law. It shows that a remuneration scheme taking into account the researchers rank with respect to the academic resume can induce a larger number of researchers to overtake a minimal production standard. It thus appears as superior to piecework remuneration.
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Damien Besancenot, Jean-Michel Courtault, Khaled El Dika. Piecework versus merit pay: a Mean Fi eld Game approach to academic behavior. 2011. ⟨halshs-00632171⟩

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