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Information and Incentives: The Economics of Carrots and Sticks

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  • Mirrlees, James A

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Prize Lecture to the memory of Alfred Nobel, December 9, 1996.

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Volume (Year): 107 (1997)
Issue (Month): 444 (September)
Pages: 1311-29

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