• When: Tuesday 24 November 2020 12:00 pm
  • Admission: Admission Free
  • Booking: No booking required (drop-in)
  • Venue Name: Online - Podcast
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    The use of performance related pay in a variety of sectors is well documented, with economists highlighting the benefits of such a model on a person’s productivity. However, 18th Century Economist, Adam Smith observed in his book, The Wealth of Nations:  Men….when liberally paid by the piece, are very apt to overwork themselves, and to ruin their health and constitution in a few years”.   

    Join Professor Keith Bender and Dr Nicole Andelic as they discuss their ESRC-funded project which seeks to find out the impacts of performance related pay on stress as measured through cortisolwhat icould mean for their long-term health, and the potential implications for businesses in the future. 

    Listeners who wish to find out more ab0ut the research can contact Professor Keith Bender via email at or Dr Nicole Andelic at



    Professor Keith Bender – SIRE Chair in Economics 

    Dr Nicole Andelic – Research Fellow 

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