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Josse J. Delfgaauw

Associate Professor
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Dr. Delfgaauw ‘ research interests include organizational economics and personnel economics. He combines theoretical work on the interplay between incentives, information, and firm performance with conducting field experiments in firms on the effects of incentive pay and feedback on workers' performance and well-being. His work has been published in among others Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and Economic Journal. He is also a research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute.

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  • J. Delfgaauw, R. Dur, J.A. Non & W.J.M.I. Verbeke (2015). The Effects of Prize Spread and Noise in Elimination Tournaments: A Natural Field Experiment. Journal of Labor Economics, 33 (3), 521-569. doi:

  • J. Delfgaauw & M. Souverijn (2016). Biased Supervision. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 130, 107-125. doi:

  • J. Delfgaauw & O.H. Swank (2016). Task-specific human capital and organizational inertia. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 25 (3), 608-626. doi:[go to publisher's site]

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