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    • Abstract
    • Keywords
    • Article
      • Data-sets and the comparative advantage of laboratory experiments
      • Examples
        • The employment relation
        • Efficiency wages, wage rigidity, and involuntary unemployment
        • Performance incentives (and their detrimental effects)
        • Labour market institutions
      • Concluding remarks
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experimental labour economics

Armin Falk and Simon Gächter
From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008
Edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume
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Experimental labour economics uses experimental techniques to improve our understanding of labour economics issues. We start by putting experimental data into perspective with the data-sets typically used by empirical labour economists. We then discuss several examples of how experiments can inform labour economics.
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Falk, Armin and Simon Gächter. "experimental labour economics." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan. 22 May 2017 <http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/article?id=pde2008_E000276> doi:10.1057/9780230226203.0529

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