Subgame Perfect Implementation with Almost Perfect Information and the Hold-Up Problem
AbstractThe foundations of incomplete contracts have been questioned using or extending the subgame perfect implementation approach of Moore and Repullo (1988). We consider the robustness of subgame perfect implementation to the introduction of small amounts of asymmetric information. We show that Moore- Repullo mechanisms may not yield (even approximately) truthful revelation in pure or totally mixed strategies as the amount of asymmetric information goes to zero. Moreover, we argue that a wide class of extensive-form mechanisms are subject to this fragility.
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- Holden, Richard T. & Fudenberg, Drew & Aghion, Philippe, 2009. "Subgame Perfect Implementation with Almost Perfect Information and the Hold-Up Problem," Scholarly Articles 3708929, Harvard University Department of Economics.
- C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
- C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
- D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
- L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
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- NEP-ALL-2009-07-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-CTA-2009-07-28 (Contract Theory & Applications)
- NEP-GTH-2009-07-28 (Game Theory)
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