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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Jeffrey P. Carpenter

Department of Economics
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

October 2008Using Behavioral Economic Field Experiments at a Firm: The Context and Design of the Truckers and Turnover Project
with Stephen V. Burks, Lorenz Götte, Kristen Monaco, Kay Porter, Aldo Rustichini
in The Analysis of Firms and Employees: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches, Stefan Bender, Julia Lane, Kathryn Shaw, Fredrik Andersson, and Till von Wachter, editors
March 2007Using Behavioral Economic Field Experiments at a Large Motor Carrier: The Context and Design of the Truckers and Turnover Project
with Stephen V. Burks, Lorenz Goette, Kristen Monaco, Aldo Rustichini, Kay Porter: w12976
The Truckers and Turnover Project is a statistical case study of a single firm and its employees which matches proprietary personnel and operational data to new data collected by the researchers to create a two-year panel study of a large subset of new hires. The project's most distinctive innovation is the data collection process which combines traditional survey instruments with behavioral economics experiments. The survey data include information on demographics, risk and loss aversion, time preference, planning, non-verbal IQ, and the MPQ personality profile. The data collected by behavioral economics experiments include risk and loss aversion, time preferences (discount rates), backward induction, patience, and the preference for cooperation in a social dilemma setting. Subjects w...
 
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