Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Community > Links

Links Please place your Website Links here, however note that these will only appear after moderation.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 9th December 2020, 20:57
DavidIsby DavidIsby is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 771
DavidIsby is on a distinguished road
Killer Incentives: Relative Position, Performance and Risk-Taking among German Fighter Pilots

https://home.uchicago.edu/bursztyn/K...s_July2019.pdf

Killer Incentives: Relative Position, Performance and Risk-Taking among German Fighter Pilots, 1939-45 Philipp Ager Leonardo Bursztyn* Lukas Leucht Hans-Joachim Voth University of Southern Denmark & CEPR University of Chicago & NBER UC Berkeley Haas School of Business University of Zurich & CEPR

Abstract. What motivates soldiers to fight energetically for their country? We shed new light on the intensive margin of conflict participation by focusing on a novel explanatory channel – concern over relative standing. Using newly-collected data on death rates and aerial victories of more than 5,000 German fighter pilots during World War II, we examine the effects of public recognition on performance and risk-taking. When a particular pilot received public recognition, both the victory rate and the death rate of his former peers increased. The strength of this spillover depends on the intensity of prior interactions and social distance. Our results suggest that an intrinsic concern about relative standing, beyond tangible benefits associated with public recognition,
__________________
author of THE DECISIVE DUEL: SPITFIRE VS 109, published by Little Brown. Visit its website at: http://Spitfirevs109.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11th December 2020, 21:46
leonventer leonventer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 280
leonventer is on a distinguished road
Re: Killer Incentives: Relative Position, Performance and Risk-Taking among German Fighter Pilots

Hi David,

Very interesting research -- thanks much for posting it!

Regards,
Leon Venter
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:09.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net