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Adverse Selection and Renegotiation in Procurement

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  • Jean-Jacques LAFFONT
  • Jean TIROLE

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As was shown by M. Dewatripont (1986), optimal long-term contracts under asymmetric information are generally not time-consistent. This paper fully characterizes the equilibrium of a two-period procurement model with commitment and renegotiation. It also analyzes whether renegotiated long-term contracts yield outcomes resembling those under either unrenegotiated long-term contracts or a sequence of short-term contracts, and links the analysis with the multiple unit durable good monopoly problem. Copyright 1990 by The Review of Economic Studies Limited.

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Paper provided by Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP in its series Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) with number 9005.

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Length: 55 pages
Date of creation: Jan 1990
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Publication status: Published in Review of Economic Studies, vol.75, 1990, pp.597-626
Handle: RePEc:lau:crdeep:9005

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Keywords: contracts; information; monopolies;

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