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Wages and reciprocity in the workplace.

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We explore the role of reciprocity in wage determination by combining experimental and survey data. The experiment is similar to Berg, Dickhaut and McCabe's (1995) and is conducted with Ghanaian manufacturing workers. The survey relates to the same sample workers and the firms within which they are employed. We find a strong positive association between individual reciprocity and individual wages. However, the direction of causality is unclear. Various aspects of the distribution of the tende...

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Abigail Barr More by this author
Pieter Serneels More by this author
Volume:
WPS/2004-18
Series:
Working paper series
Publication date:
2004
URN:
uuid:aff37223-0cd1-472e-acb4-248c06d24ca2
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13256
Language:
English

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