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Shearer, Bruce

Overview
Works: 71 works in 129 publications in 2 languages and 454 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Drama 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: PR8275.H416, A822.3
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Most widely held works by Bruce Shearer
Measuring Physicians' Response to Incentives : Evidence on Hours Worked and Multitasking by Bruce S Shearer( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We measure the response of physicians to monetary incentives using matched administrative and time-use data on specialists from Québec (Canada). These physicians were paid fee-for-service contracts and supplied a number of different services. Our sample covers a period during which the Québec government changed the prices paid for clinical services. We apply these data to a multitasking model of physician labour supply, measuring two distinct responses. The first is the labour-supply response of physicians to broad-based fee increases. The second is the response to changes in the relative prices of individual services. Our results confirm that physicians respond to incentives in predictable ways. The own-price substitution effects of a relative price change are both economically and statistically significant. Income effects are present, but are overridden when prices are increased for individual services. They are more prominent in the presence of broad-based fee increases. In such cases, the income effect empirically dominates the substitution effet, which leads physicians to reduce their supply of clinical services
The big bang : a wizard classroom drama by Bruce S Shearer( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays to value : read, discuss and perform by Bruce S Shearer( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features three original plays written for primary students to read, discuss and perform. Each is accompanied by a guide to the values inherent in the plot, skills to be learnt and writing styles to be discussed, along with simple preparation instructions, performance ideas & follow-up activities. Student & teacher resource. Age 9-12
Plays to appraise : the lamentable longing of Lazarus Leaf by Bruce S Shearer( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lamentable Longing of Lazarus Leaf is about Lazarus Leaf, the lowest leaf in Terri the tree. Lazarus wishes he were higher up in the tree so that he could enjoy the special flight down to the ground that all autumn leaves dream of. The play explores the issues of persistence, resilience and longing in a humorous context
Business power : creating new wealth from IP assets by Bruce S Shearer( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praise for Business Power Creating: New Wealth from IP Assets. '' Business Power is an essential handbook for every business leader. Creating and growing IP is a critical element of innovation and accelerates the transformation of knowledge to market value
Active citizenship by David Wilkinson( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring Physicians' Response to Incentives : Labour Supply, Multitasking, and Earnings( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We measure the response of physicians to monetary incentives using matched administrative and time-use data on specialists from Québec (Canada). These physicians were paid fee-for-service contracts and supplied a number of different services. We model physician behaviour and derive a conditional earnings function that returns the maximum earnings a physician can generate in the labour market, conditional on total hours worked. The earnings function is estimated using both limitedinformation methods and full-information methods. Limited-information methods impose fewer restrictions on the data, but are less informative over incentive effects. Le Chatelier effects imply that they identify lower bounds to the own-price substitution effects. Full-information methods explain earnings and hours simultaneously. They identify the full response to incentives, including income effects. Our results confirm that physicians respond to financial incentives. The own-price substitution effects of a relative price change are both economically and statistically significant. Income effects are present, but are overridden when prices are increased for individual services. They are more prominent in the presence of broad-based fee increases. In such cases, the income effect empirically dominates the substitution effect, which leads physicians to reduce their supply of services
Labour Supply, Work Effort and Contract Choice: Theory and Evidence on Physicians by Bernard Fortin( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We develop and estimate a generalized labour supply model that incorporates work effort into the standard consumption-leisure trade-off. We allow workers a choice between two contracts: a piece rate contract, wherein he is paid per unit of service provided, and a mixed contract, wherein he receives an hourly wage and a reduced piece rate. This setting gives rise to a non-convex budget set and an efficient budget constraint (the upper envelope of contract-specific budget sets). We apply our model to data collected on specialist physicians working in the Province of Quebec (Canada). Our data set contains information on each physician's labour supply and their work effort (clinical services provided per hour worked). It also covers a period of policy reform under which physicians could choose between two compensation systems: the traditional fee-for-service, under which physicians receive a fee for each service provided, and mixed remuneration, under which physicians receive a per diem as well as a reduced fee-for-service. We estimate the model using a discrete choice approach. We use our estimates to simulate elasticities and the effects of ex ante reforms on physician contracts. Our results show that physician services and effort are much more sensitive to contractual changes than is their time spent at work. Our results also suggest that a mandatory reform, forcing all physicians to adopt the mixed remuneration system, would have had substantially larger effects on physician behaviour than those observed under the voluntary reform. -- labour supply ; effort ; contracts ; practice patterns of physicians ; discrete choice econometric models ; mixed logit
Peer pressure, incentives, and gender: An experimental analysis of motivation in the workplace( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We present results from a real-effort experiment, simulating actual work-place conditions, comparing the productivity of workers under fixed wages and piece rates. Workers, who were paid to enter data, were exposed to different degrees of peer pressure under both payment systems. The peer pressure was generated in the form of private information about the productivity of their peers. We have two main results. First, we find no level of peer pressure for which the productivity of either male or female workers is significantly higher than productivity without peer pressure. Second, we find that very low and very high levels of peer pressure can significantly decrease productivity (particularly for men paid fixed wages). These results are consistent with models of conformism and self-motivation. -- Peer effects ; fixed wages ; piece rates ; gender
On the relevance and composition of gifts within the firm: evidence from field experiments by Charles Bellemare( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gift exchange within a firm evidence from a field experiment( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incentives, team production, transactions costs, and the optimal contract : estimates of an agency model using payroll records by Christopher Ferrall( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything by Bruce S Shearer( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piece-rates, principal-agent models, and productivity profiles : parametric and semi-parametric evidence by Bruce S Shearer( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring ratchet effects within a firm evidence from a field experiment varying contractual commitment by Charles Bellemare( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We present results from a field experiment designed to measure the importance of managerial commitment to a contract within a firm that pays its workers piece rates. In the tree planting industry the piece rate paid to workers is determined as a function of the difficulty of the terrain to be planted. During the experiment, workers began planting a terrain at a trial piece rate, but were told this rate would be revised upwards if, after a few work days, average average productivity was below that observed on a similar (control) terrain on which the firm had committed to the contract. Our results suggest that worker productivity was 20% to 40% lower in the absence of commitment. The reduction was less pronounced when workers had less time to benefit from any subsequent increase in the piece rate. This provides support for models of worker turnover as a means of overcoming ratchet effects
Does unemployment make you sick? : an econometric analysis of the determinants of health by Bruce S Shearer( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's a ghost in my room by Bruce S Shearer( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road that went home by Bruce S Shearer( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work sharing and productivity : evidence from a natural experiment by Paul Lanoie( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piece rates, fixed wages, and incentive effects : statistical evidence from payroll records by Harry J Paarsch( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shearer, B.

Shearer, Bruce

Shearer, Bruce S., 1961-

Shearer, Bruce Stephen

Languages
English (64)

French (2)