Alan Benson

Assistant Professor, PhD MIT

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20102019

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Research interests

  • Compensation and benefits
  • The Peter Principle, pay, and promotions in organizations
  • Gig, contract, and contingent work
  • Hiring

Research interests

  • personnel economics
  • labor economics
  • organizational economics
  • compensation
  • human resources

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Research Output

Promotions and the peter principle

Benson, A., Li, D. & Shue, K., Nov 1 2019, In : Quarterly Journal of Economics. 134, 4, p. 2085-2134 50 p.

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Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations

    Are Bonus Pools Driven by Their Incentive Effects? Evidence from Fluctuations in Gainsharing Incentives

    Benson, A. & Sajjadiani, S., May 1 2018, In : ILR Review. 71, 3, p. 567-599 33 p.

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  • A Theory of Dual Job Search and Sex-Based Occupational Clustering

    Benson, A., Jul 1 2015, In : Industrial Relations. 54, 3, p. 367-400 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Do agents game their agents’ behavior? Evidence from sales managers

    Benson, A., Oct 1 2015, In : Journal of Labor Economics. 33, 4, p. 863-890 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations

    Rethinking the Two-Body Problem: The Segregation of Women Into Geographically Dispersed Occupations

    Benson, A., Oct 23 2014, In : Demography. 51, 5, p. 1619-1639 21 p.

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  • 14 Scopus citations