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Outlier Aversion in Evaluating Performance : Evidence from Figure Skating

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dc.creator Lee, Jungmin
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:10:54Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:10:54Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20521
dc.identifier ppn:395915279
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20521
dc.description The quality of subjective performance evaluation is dependent on the incentive structures faced by evaluators, in particular on how they are monitored and themselves evaluated. Figure skating competitions provide a unique opportunity to study subjective evaluation. This paper develops and tests a simple model of what I call "outlier aversion bias" in which subjective evaluators avoid submitting outlying judgments. We find significant evidence for the existence of outlier aversion. Individual judges within a game manipulate scores to achieve a targeted level of agreement with the other judges. Furthermore, a natural experiment shows that the dispersion of scores across judges depends upon the type of judge-assessment system and its implication for outlier aversion. Agreement may not be a good criterion for the validity of an evaluation system, contradicting the industrial psychology and personnel management literature.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1257
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject M5
dc.subject D7
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject subjective performance evaluation
dc.subject outlier aversion bias
dc.subject Personalbeurteilung
dc.subject Arbeitsbewertung
dc.subject Gruppenentscheidung
dc.subject Wintersport
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Welt
dc.title Outlier Aversion in Evaluating Performance : Evidence from Figure Skating
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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