Joint research unit 7235

Disentangling extrinsic and intrinsic motivations: the case of French GPs dealing with prevention

Yves Arrighi, Maryse Gadreau, Bruno Ventelou, Yann Videau, Philippe Batifoulier

The economic literature attaches great importance to the analysis of “professional motivations”, in particular examining the possible crowding-out effects between extrinsic and intrinsic motivations. This article applies these questions to the healthcare professions with a view to providing a fair scaling of the implementation of pay-for-performance policies by public decision-makers. We assemble a panel of 528 independent general practitioners in the “Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur” region in France and provide an inter-personal statistical decomposition between extrinsic and intrinsic motivations with regard to preventive actions. The proportion of intrinsic motivations is relatively greater among physicians paid with fixed fees. The significant effect of age describes a U shape which can be interpreted as being the result of a “life cycle of medical motivations”. Finally, econometric estimations demonstrate a correlation between a small proportion of intrinsic motivation and a feeling of injustice with regard to the reforms. The cross-sectional nature of the data does not allow us to draw any conclusions concerning the direction of the causality. But the above correlation would seem to support the theory that the implementation of a policy based on monetary incentives towards performance is perceived as being offensive and may be accompanied by a reduction in intrinsic motivations in medical practice.

AGENDA

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Recherche et Economie et Socioéconomie Politique, des Institutions et des Régulations (RESPIR)

Thomas Angeletti (Université Paris Dauphine PSL & IRISSO CNRS)

L’invention de l’économie française

Tuesday 5 March 2024

L’invention de l’économie française

Thomas Angeletti (Université Paris Dauphine PSL & IRISSO CNRS)

L’invention de l’économie française

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Webinar TELE – Theoretical European Law & Economics

Ester Manna (University of Barcelona, Spain)

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm (Paris time)

TBA

Tuesday 5 March 2024

TBA

Ester Manna (University of Barcelona, Spain)

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm (Paris time)

TBA

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Économies du monde musulman

Amal Briki (Agence Alnaft, Alger)

Les déterminants de la performance bancaire en Algérie

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Les déterminants de la performance bancaire en Algérie

Amal Briki (Agence Alnaft, Alger)

Les déterminants de la performance bancaire en Algérie

Thursday 7 March 2024

Climate Change has Likely Already Affected Yield Growth and Migration: Evidence from the Corn Belt.

Michaël Guillossou

Climate Change has Likely Already Affected Yield Growth and Migration: Evidence from the Corn Belt.

Thursday 7 March 2024

Doctorants

Michaël Guillossou

Climate Change has Likely Already Affected Yield Growth and Migration: Evidence from the Corn Belt.

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