- Vera te Velde has a post summarizing nine new broken-windows theory experiments with really large effects (via Marginal revolution) and also interesting thoughts on using the Big-5 personality traits.
- development impact links
The guest post is authored by Ken Leonard
Intrinsic motivation is regularly promoted both as nostrum and portent in conversations about workers in service industries like education and health care. On the one hand, why do we have to focus so much on incentives: aren’t people in the service industry intrinsically motivated to do their job? And on the other, if we focus so much on incentives, aren’t we going demotivate those who are intrinsically motivated?
However, economists and policy makers in the health and education fields are often relying on imperfect definitions of intrinsic motivation.