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Optimality of linearity with collusion and renegotiation

Barlo, Mehmet and Özdoğan, Ayça (2011) Optimality of linearity with collusion and renegotiation. [Working Paper / Technical Report] Sabanci University ID:SU_FASS_2011/0008

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Abstract

This study analyzes a continuous-time N-agent Brownian hidden-action model with exponential utilities, in which agents' actions jointly determine the mean and the variance of the outcome process. In order to give a theoretical justification for the use of linear contracts, as in Holmstrom and Milgrom (1987), we consider a variant of its generalization given by Sung (1995), into which collusion and renegotiation possibilities among agents are incorporated. In this model, we prove that there exists a linear and stationary optimal compensation scheme which is also immune to collusion and renegotiation.

Item Type:Working Paper / Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Principal-agent problems, moral hazard, linear contracts, continuous time model, Brownian motion, martingale method, collusion, renegotiation, team.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB135-147 Mathematical economics. Quantitative methods
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
ID Code:18337
Deposited By:Mehmet Barlo
Deposited On:23 Jan 2012 10:25
Last Modified:11 Jan 2014 10:51

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