Intra-firm Employer Learning, Talent Hoarding, and Worker Visibility (R&R Rand Journal of Economics)

In a firm with multiple hierarchical levels, we find that managers are incentivized to engage in talent hoarding. While managerial bonuses and job rotation policies may prevent talent hoarding, the existence of a subset of more visible workers could increase the likelihood of talent hoarding.

February 2024 ·  Qiwei He , Michael Waldman

Superstar Spillovers in Teams: Evidence from the Chinese Super League

We identify that in team production settings, peer performances increase as they are exposed over time to superstars, indicating a positive dynamic spillover effect. Moreover, these spillovers are observed in the skill dimensions of peers that complement those of the superstars.

February 2023 ·  Qiwei He , Yu Liu