UC San Diego
Essays on Incentives, Human Capital and Productivity
- Author(s): Hirshleifer, Sarojini
- Advisor(s): Dahl, Gordon
- Muralidharan, Karthik
- et al.
This dissertation describes three field experiments that aim to increase productivity and human capital through incentives, training and access to capital. The first chapter presents the results of a randomized evaluation of the Turkish government's job training programs for the unemployed. The second chapter presents the results of a field experiment in India that relies on a novel design to test effort incentives against output incentives in an education setting. The third chapter presents the design for a field experiment in Uganda that increases small firms' access to networks, incentives, and training.