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Peter G. Klein

Economist John List also has two recent papers on the Hawthorne effect (both gated, unfortunately):


Thanks for the great article (and comic).

I wonder to what extent the cumulative learning effect over time has to do with the dramatic improvement the ladies experienced at the end?

May I also suggest a book on the same experiments:
Gillespie, R. 1991. Manufacturing Knowledge: A History of the Hawthorne Experiments. New York: Cambridge University Press.


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