Apr 16, 2008

A bad allocation of talent

From Chris Blattman's blog: "Generous NGO and research project salaries give the educated and talented the incentive to work in the social sector rather than the productive one".

Here's a paper idea: Do a survey and show that the HEID students with the best grades want to work in the unproductive sector (for example, the UN), relatively more than the average. Control for sex, age, origin, specilization and haircut.

1 comment:

cosi said...

If you do so, you may or may not conclude that the most talented are relatively more attracted to the nonproductive sector. But why? Possibly to have more time to write on Rigotnomics...