Performance Measurement and Rewards
Faculty in this area center their research on the challenges of measuring and incentivizing performance, no matter the activity. They pay attention to how major service industries—such as hospitals, universities, and museums—operate in markets where they compete against or collaborate with for-profit and government organizations.
A Message From Burton Weisbrod, Program Chair
Scholars from economics, law, management, political science, social policy, and statistics have focused policy research on the measurement and rewarding of “performance” in government and nonprofit organizations. They examine how good performance is measured in such areas as education, healthcare and courts—in search of reward mechanisms that provide incentives for efficiency. Research complements IPR’s programs on Education Policy and Urban Policy.
Recently published articles and working papers in this program area include:
Gharad Bryan, Dean Karlan, and Adam Osman. 2021. Big Loans to Small Businesses: Predicting Winners and Losers in an Entrepreneurial Lending Experiment (WP-21-44).
Michelle Shumate, Shaun Dougherty, Joshua-Paul Miles, Anne-Marie Boyer, Rong Wang, Zachary Gibson, and Katherine Cooper. 2021. Network Effectiveness in Context (WP-21-35).
Mark Duggan, Craig Garthwaite, and Adelina Yanyue Wang. 2021. Heterogeneity in the Impact of Privatizing Social Health Insurance: Evidence from California's Medicaid Program (WP-21-33).
Performance measurement faculty come from economics, law, management, political science, social policy, and statistics.
Jonathan Guryan, Lawyer Taylor Professor of Education and Social Policy and IPR Fellow