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Information and Incentives: The Economics of Carrots and Sticks

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  • Mirrlees, James A.

    (University of Cambridge)

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

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Paper provided by Nobel Prize Committee in its series Nobel Prize in Economics documents with number 1996-1.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 09 Dec 1996
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Handle: RePEc:ris:nobelp:1996_001

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Keywords: Asymmetric information;

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