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Common agency games with separable preferences

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  • ATTAR, Andrea
  • MAJUMDAR, Dipjyoti
  • PIASER, Gwenaêl
  • PORTEIRO, Nicolàs

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This paper examines the role of the revelation principle in common agency games. We show how the introduction of a separability condition on the preferences of the agent is sufficient for the revelation principle to hold. Therefore, it is still possible to restrict attention to direct mechanisms without any loss of generality even when competition over contracts is considered.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2003102.

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  1. Han, Seungjin, 2011. "On Take It or Leave It Offers in Common Agency," Microeconomics.ca working papers seungjin_han-2011-11, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 30 Aug 2012.
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  3. Gwenaël Piaser, 2006. "The Biais-Martimort-Rochet equilibrium with direct mechanisms," Working Papers 2006_33, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
  4. Gwenael Piaser, 2005. "Stochastic and deterministic menus in common agency games," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 4(11), pages 1-6.

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