CSSO Speaker Series: Cedric Gutierrez Moreno

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 10:30to12:00

Cedric Gutierrez Moreno

Assistant Professor Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi University


Date: Wednesday, June5, 2024
Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm


This article investigates the productivity consequences of pay transparency. Tracking research output of 20,000 US academics and leveraging staggered shocks to transparency, we show that productivity responses vary predictably based on what pay transparency reveals. We reject a hypothesis that pay transparency leads to a decline in productivity. Rather, we find that those who transparency reveals to be inequitably overcompensated subsequently increase their effort, while those inequitably undercompensated subsequently weakly decrease their effort. Controlling for such pay inequity, the simple level of pay has little effect on productivity. Our study provides one of the first field-based empirical investigations of the productivity consequences of wage transparency and points to the importance of clearly delineating the effects driven by equity as opposed to equality of rewards allocations.

We are proud to announce that our event has been awarded a Gold Sustainable Event certification by the McGill Sustainable Events program run by the McGill Office of Sustainability.


Nous sommes fiers d’annoncer que notre événement a été certifié comme événement D’Or par le programme Événements durables McGill du Bureau du développement durable de l’Université McGill

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