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On Allocative Distortions in Problems of Self-Selection

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  • Russell Cooper
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    This article considers the general structure of self-selection models. By imposing conditions which permit the ordering of agents by their preferences, we provide a characterization of the distortions inherent in the sorting process.

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    Article provided by The RAND Corporation in its journal RAND Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 15 (1984)
    Issue (Month): 4 (Winter)
    Pages: 568-577

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    Handle: RePEc:rje:randje:v:15:y:1984:i:winter:p:568-577

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    1. Epple, Dennis & Platt, Glenn J., 1998. "Equilibrium and Local Redistribution in an Urban Economy when Households Differ in both Preferences and Incomes," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 43(1), pages 23-51, January.
    2. Courty, Pascal & Li, Hao, 2000. "Sequential Screening," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 67(4), pages 697-717, October.
    3. John Cawley & Tomas Philipson, 1997. "An Empirical Examination of Information Barriers to Trade inInsurance," University of Chicago - George G. Stigler Center for Study of Economy and State, Chicago - Center for Study of Economy and State 132, Chicago - Center for Study of Economy and State.
    4. Thomas J. Miceli, 2003. "Varying Injurer Costs of Care, Negligence, and Self-Selection," Working papers, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics 2003-11, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
    5. Thomas J. Miceli, 2006. "On Negligence Rules and Self-Selection," Working papers, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics 2006-26, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
    6. Arce, Daniel G., 2013. "Principals’ preferences for agents with social preferences," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 90(C), pages 154-163.
    7. Ida Ferrara & Charles Plourde, 1998. "Refillable Versus Non-Refillable Containers The Impact Of Regulatory Measures On Packaging Mix And Quality Choices," Working Papers, York University, Department of Economics 1998_03, York University, Department of Economics.

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