Incentive Strength and Teacher Productivity: Evidence from a Group-Based Teacher Incentive Pay System
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We wish to thank seminar participants at Aarhus University, CESifo, Cornell University, the Institute for Research on Poverty, NBER Summer Institute, Purdue University, Tilburg University, the University of Copenhagen, and the University of Houston for helpful comments and suggestions. We gratefully acknowledge the help and input of Kiel Albrecht, Jack Barron and Steve Coate in the development of our theoretical model. We further thank Aimee Chin, Steven Craig, Steve Rivkin, Gary Solon and Lesley Turner for helpful comments and suggestions. Finally, we would like to thank the employees at Houston Independent School District for their help and assistance. All errors, omissions and conclusions are our own. Copyright 2012 by Scott Imberman and Michael Lovenheim. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.