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The Performance of Performance Standards James J. Heckman …

The Performance of Performance Standards James J. Heckman …

The Performance of Performance Standards James J. Heckman Carolyn Heinrich Jeffrey Smith ABSTRACT This paper examines the perjGormance of the JTPA performance system, a widely emulated model for inducing eflciency in government organiza-tions. We present a model of how performance incentives may distort bu-reaucratic decisions. We define cream skimming within the model. Two major empirical …