Productivity spillovers in team production: Evidence from professional basketball


Journal Article

© 2016 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. We estimate a model where workers are heterogeneous both in their own productivity and in their ability to facilitate the productivity of others. We use data from professional basketball to measure the importance of peers in productivity because we have clear measures of output and members of a worker’s group change on a regular basis. Our empirical results highlight that productivity spillovers play an important role in team production. Despite this, we find that worker compensation is largely determined by own productivity with little weight given to productivity spillovers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Arcidiacono, P; Kinsler, J; Price, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 225

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0734-306X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/687529

Citation Source

  • Scopus