Carnegie Mellon University

Erina Ytsma

Erina Ytsma

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • London School of Economics - Ph D (Economics) - 2015
  • London School of Economics - M Res (Economics) - 2010
  • Tilburg University - M Phil (Economics) - 2008
  • University College Utrecht - B Sc - 2004


Her research combines theory with rigorous empirical methods and novel data to study topics in organizational and labor economics, and the economics of digitization and innovation. She is particularly interested in incentive systems and the organization of work in the digital age and in the context of knowledge work and innovation.


  • Innovation in the Public Sector: Experience in E-Procurement and University Research
    Addressing Critical Challenges for the Middle East: Capacity-Building in Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Thomas Andersson and Abdelkader Djeflat, eds.)
    (author(s): Erina Ytsma, Andrea Prat)
    Springer, 2012

Working Papers

  • Effort and Selection Effects of Performance Pay in Knowledge Creation
    (author(s): Erina Ytsma)
  • Lone Stars or Constellations? The Impact of Performance Pay on the Distribution of Academic
    (author(s): Erina Ytsma)
  • Do Women Respond Less to Performance Pay? Building Evidence from Multiple Experiments
    (author(s): Erina Ytsma, Oriana Bandiera, Greg Fischer, Andrea Prat)
  • Beyond Organizational Boundaries: Managing Work Relationships in Online Labor Markets
    (author(s): Erina Ytsma, Jana Gallus)

Honors and Awards

  • LSE Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2008)
  • ESRC Postgraduate Scholarship (2004)
  • University College Utrecht - Valedictorian of the Class of 2004 (2004)