Projects Funded for Lori Beaman


Efficiency Wages in the Temporary Labor Market

Jeremy Magruder, Lori Beaman, and Scott Ogawa


Specific Objectives of the Project:
To pilot an efficiency wage field experiment leading to a larger grant application using a large-scale provider of temporary labor in California.

Project Report/Summary of Results:
We engaged in initial, positive conversations with a partner firm, including the signing of a data agreement. These conversations were put on hold as that firm underwent a merger and restructured and then further delayed as our chief contact at that firm left for another position.

We are currently working to rebuild connections at the firm to explore the viability of the project moving forward. We are hoping to receive an extension of support to hire a graduate student GSR to work on rebuilding these relationships.