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Replication data for: Checklists and Worker Behavior: A Field Experiment

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  • Jackson, C. Kirabo
  • Schneider, Henry S.
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  • Abstract

    We analyze data from a field experiment in which an auto repair firm provided checklists to mechanics and monitored their use. Revenue was 20 percent higher during the experiment, and the effect is equivalent to that of a 1.6 percentage point (10 percent) commission increase. Checklists appear to boost productivity by serving both as a memory aid and a monitoring technology. Despite the large benefits to the firm, mechanics did not use checklists without the firm directly monitoring their use. We show that a moral hazard can explain why mechanics do not otherwise adopt checklists. (JEL C93, D82, L25, L81)
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    DOI: 10.1257/app.20140044 (Text)
  • Jackson, C. Kirabo, and Henry S. Schneider. “Checklists and Worker Behavior: A Field Experiment.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7, no. 4 (October 2015): 136–68.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20140044 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Jackson, C. Kirabo; Schneider, Henry S. (2015): Replication data for: Checklists and Worker Behavior: A Field Experiment. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.