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Replication data for: The Currency of Reciprocity: Gift Exchange in the Workplace

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  • Kube, Sebastian
  • Maréchal, Michel André
  • Puppe, Clemens
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  • Abstract

    What determines reciprocity in employment relations? We conducted a controlled field experiment to measure the extent to which monetary and nonmonetary gifts affect workers' performance. We find that nonmonetary gifts have a much stronger impact than monetary gifts of equivalent value. We also observe that when workers are offered the choice, they prefer receiving money, but reciprocate as if they received a nonmonetary gift. This result is consistent with the common saying, "it's the thought that counts." We underline this point by showing that monetary gifts can effectively trigger reciprocity if the employer invests more time and effort into the gift's presentation.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.102.4.1644 (Text)
  • Kube, Sebastian, Michel André Maréchal, and Clemens Puppe. “The Currency of Reciprocity: Gift Exchange in the Workplace.” American Economic Review 102, no. 4 (June 2012): 1644–62.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.102.4.1644 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-11

Kube, Sebastian; Maréchal, Michel André; Puppe, Clemens (2012): Replication data for: The Currency of Reciprocity: Gift Exchange in the Workplace. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.