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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

Burton Weisbrod

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.

Working Papers

Recently published articles and working papers in this program area include:

Paola Giuliano and Paola Sapienza. 2020. The Cost of Being Too Patient (WP-20-04).

Craig Garthwaite, John Graves, Tal Gross, Zeynal Karaca, Victoria Marone, and Matthew Notowidigdo. 2019. All Medicaid Expansions Are Not Created Equal: The Geography and Targeting of the Affordable Care Act (WP-19-26).

Tal Gross, Raymond Kluender, Feng Liu, Matthew Notowidigdo, and Jialan Wang. 2019. The Economic Consequences of Bankruptcy Reform (WP-19-24).

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Faculty Experts

Performance measurement faculty come from economics, law, management, political science, social policy, and statistics.

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Estimating the COVID-19 Infection Rate: Anatomy of an Inference Problem

Charles F. Manksi, Board of Trustees Professor of Economics and IPR Fellow