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 Research Projects at the MPIfG

Incentives Contested: Monetary Incentives in the Dutch Education System

Guus Dix


 
In 2010, the Dutch government began a large-scale experiment on bonuses for primary and secondary school teachers who increased the test scores of their pupils. This research project explores the different and often conflicting claims about the use of monetary incentives in education using insights from economic sociology and the sociology of science. Interviews are carried out with policy-oriented macroeconomists, politicians, experimental economists, and teachers to identify their respective expectations and values with regard to performance pay. Project duration: October 2015 to September 2017.
 
Dix, Guus. 2016. "Genealogy of the Incentive." Economic Sociology 17 (2): 24-31.
 
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