主 题：A Gift with Thoughtfulness: A Field Experiment on Work Incentives主讲人: 刘潇 清华大学经管学院经济系 副教授
主持人: 李玲芳 复旦大学管理学院产业经济学系 副教授
摘 要：We conduct a field experiment to investigate whether and how different forms of monetary gifts influence workers' performance in the workplace. Undergraduate students are hired for a temporary research assistant job at a Chinese university. At the end of the pre-announced task, they are surprised with a monetary gift and decide whether to help with some additional work under a less appealing pay scheme. We find that a more thoughtful presentation of the gift cash enclosed in a red envelope, in general, outperforms cash only by increasing workers' overall performance and willingness to help and to trade off a high quality of work for quantity. Workers are more likely to perceive the thoughtful gift as the employer's appreciation, which counteracts the negative income effect due to reference dependence.
主讲人简介：刘潇，清华大学经管学院经济系副教授。于2006年获得中国人民大学学士学位，2012年获得密歇根大学博士学位。主要研究兴趣包括：实验和行为经济学，市场设计和博弈论，论文发表在Management Science, Games and Economic Behavior，Experimental Economics, International Journal of Game Theory等杂志。