Piece rates for professors

John S. HEYWOOD, Xiangdong WEI, Guangliang YE

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Using panel data, we demonstrate a 50% increase in research productivity following a dramatic increase in the piece rate paid for articles by a major Chinese University. The increased productivity comes exclusively from those who were already research active.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011


  • Difference-in-difference
  • Piece rates
  • Research productivity

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