Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, October 9, 2009

Economist to discuss performance incentives for jobs programs

Pierre Koning of the Delft Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis will discuss his paper, co-written with La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich, on the use of performance-based incentives in contracts with Dutch private social welfare providers serving unemployed and disabled workers. The authors empirically examine cream-skimming and other gaming activities and their impact on client job-placement rates. Koning's La Follette School Seminar presentation, "Intended and Unintended Effects of Performance-Based Contracting in Social Welfare Services and Implications for Performance," will be noon-1 p.m. today, October 13, in the La Follette School conference room. Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..