NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Was there Really a Hawthorne Effect at the Hawthorne Plant? An Analysis of the Original Illumination Experiments

Steven D. Levitt, John A. List

NBER Working Paper No. 15016
Issued in May 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

Thanks to Sonia Jaffe, Andrew Hogue, and Colin Spitz for incredible research assistance. Financial support came from the National Science Foundation and the Sherman Shapiro Research Fund. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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