Title:Time allocation and task juggling Author(s):COVIELLO, Decio; ICHINO, Andrea; PERSICO, NicolaDate:2014Citation:
- American economic review, 2014, Vol. 104, No. 2, pp. 609-623
Type:ArticleAbstract:A single worker allocates her time among different projects which are progressively assigned. When the worker works on too many projects at the same time, the output rate decreases and completion time increases according ...
Title:The inefficiency of worker time use Author(s):COVIELLO, Decio; ICHINO, Andrea; PERSICO, NicolaDate:2015Citation:
- Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 13, No. 5, pages 906–947
Type:ArticleAbstract:Much work is carried out in short, interrupted segments. This phenomenon, which we label task juggling, has been overlooked by economists. We study the work schedules of some judges in Italy documenting that they do juggle ...
Title:Multitasking, multiarmed bandits, and the Italian judiciary Author(s):BRAY, Robert L.; COVIELLO, Decio; ICHINO, Andrea; PERSICO, NicolaDate:2016Citation:
- M&SOM : manufacturing & service operations management, 2016, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 545-558
Type:ArticleAbstract:We model how a judge schedules cases as a multiarmed bandit problem. The model indicates that a first-in-first-out (FIFO) scheduling policy is optimal when the case completion hazard rate function is monotonic. But there ...