Not surprising: that the Wall Street Journal would pick up a story about new research on the relationship between money and happiness: The study, which analyzed Gallup surveys of 450,000 Americans in 2008 and 2009, suggested that there were two forms of happiness: day-to-day contentment (emotional well-being) and overall “life assessment,” which means broader satisfaction [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Incentives'
September 14th, 2010 · 9 Comments
Happiness · Incentives
September 6th, 2010 · 5 Comments
Books · Incentives · Reader Questions · Uncategorizable
Reader Brandon asks: Assuming you have watched the documentary by now, do you care to offer any sort of critique/promotion of the movie? (For context, I had plugged the Freakonomics movie earlier this weekend.) Ask and you shall receive…to be precise, I ended up watching the movie with my best friend (and a giant orange [...]
August 30th, 2010 · 7 Comments
Behavioral Econ · Incentives · Press · The Simpsons
So I was quoted in Human Resource Executive Online: Jodi Beggs, a researcher in the field of behavioral economics and incentives who focuses specifically on when, if and how incentive schemes work, says the jury is still out on whether pay-for-performance compensation plans will someday be the norm. “The high-level summary of academic findings is [...]
July 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments
Behavioral Econ · Fun With Data · Incentives · Videos
As I mentioned in my last post, one of my functions as econgirl is to go around to schools and companies and talk about economics, and I figured that I would share a bit of that with you here. This particular talk was about incentives- when they work, when they don’t, and how consumers and [...]
July 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments
Incentives · Just For Fun
From Piled Higher & Deeper: A not-unrelated question: Would you rather promote your best employee or your worst?