Tag Archives: spillover effects

Three mechanisms to boost firm productivity

Monetary incentives are not always the most cost-effective way to make employees more productive. Three recent IZA World of Labor articles look at alternative mechanisms to improve worker productivity and boost firm performance: peer effects, employee well-being, and employee ownership. … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Three mechanisms to boost firm productivity

Street prostitution zones make cities safer

Designated zones for street prostitution have reduce crime in the Netherlands. Data from 1994-2011 for Dutch cities show a decrease in registered sexual abuse and rape by up to 40% in the first two years after introduction of prostitution zones. … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Street prostitution zones make cities safer

Female leaders increase workplace diversity by narrowing the gender gap in promotions

Although women comprise 45 percent of the labor force across OECD countries, they continue to earn less than men on average and remain under-represented among business leaders. A new study by Astrid Kunze and Amalia Miller on private sector establishments … Continue reading

Posted in Research | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Female leaders increase workplace diversity by narrowing the gender gap in promotions