Incentives and Motivation - International Workshop June 16 - 17th 2015

The UiS Business School is proud to host a Workshop on Incentives and Motivation, with participation from top European researchers within the field. The workshop is open for all interested.

The workshop is organized by professor Ola Kvaløy at The University of Stavanger - UiS Business School and is made possible by a grant from the Norwegian Research Council.

Venue place: The University of Stavanger, Ellen & Axel Lunds hus (building), Room EAL H-125
Click here for map ( in Norwegian).


Tuesday June 16th

09:00 Welcome, Ola Kvaløy

09:10 - 10:00
How to distribute wage increases over time, Dirk Sliwka (joint with Peter Werner)

10:00– 10:50
Money meets gratitude – Field experimental evidence on gift-exchange, Susanne Neckermann (joint with Christiane Bradler)

10:50-11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:50
Optimal Allocation of decision-making authority and the provision of incentives under uncertainty, Anja Scöttner (joint with Anna Rohlfing-Bastian)

11:50 – 12:50 Lunch

12:50 – 13:40
Social Norms and the replacement logic, Björn Bartling (joint with Yagiz Özdemir)

13:40 - 14:30
Fariness in a winner-takes-all society, Mathias Ekström (joint with Björn Bartling, Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden) 

14:30-14:50 Break

14:50– 15:40
Team Incentives, social cohesion, and performance: A natural field experiment, Robert Dur (joint with Josse Delfgaauw, Oke Onemu and Joeri Sol)

15:40 – 16:30
Team spirit: An experiment on relative performance feedback. Ola Kvaløy (joint with William G. Gjedrem)

Wednesday June 17th

09:00 - 09:50
Status anxiety makes women underperform, Jordi Brandts (joint with Arthur Schram and Klarita Gerxhani)

09:50 – 10:40
The impact of gender and information policy on sabotage decisions in tournaments, Petra Nieken (joint with Simon Dato)

10:40 - 10:50 Break

10:50 – 11:40
Exposure to female colleagues breaks the glass ceiling - Evidence from a combined vignette and field experiment, Åshild A. Johnsen (joint with Henning Finseraas, Andreas Kotsdam and Gaute Torsvik)

11:40 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 13:20
You'll never walk alone, Sigve Tjøtta

13:20 – 14:10
Goal-setting and reciprocity, Martin Kocher (joint with Matthias Sutter and Michael Trausnitz)

14:10 – 14:20 Break

14:20 – 15:10
The Effect of Less Autonomy on Productivity in Low Skilled Jobs: Evidence from a Quasi Natural Field Experiment, Mari Rege (joint with William G. Gjedrem)