Replication data for: Anatomy of a Contract Change

Debraj Ray, Rajshri Jayaraman & Francis De Véricourt
We study a contract change for tea pluckers on an Indian plantation, with a higher government-stipulated baseline wage. Incentive piece rates were lowered or kept unchanged. Yet, in the following month, output increased by 20 to 80 percent. This response contradicts the standard model and several variants, is only partly explicable by greater supervision, and appears to be \"behavioral.\" But in subsequent months, the increase is comprehensively reversed. Though not an unequivocal indictment of \"behavioral\"...
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