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Counter Marginalization of Information Rents under Collusion

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  • Celik, Gorkem

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I study a multi-player mechanism design problem where the players are able to collude. I characterize the extent that the principal can link the compensation level of one of these players to the production performance of the other. I use this characterization result to identify the optimal contract for a principal with budget constraints.

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Paper provided by Vancouver School of Economics in its series Microeconomics.ca working papers with number celik-04-01-23-02-48-07.

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Date of creation: 23 Jan 2004
Date of revision: 27 Jan 2008
Handle: RePEc:ubc:pmicro:celik-04-01-23-02-48-07

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Keywords: Collusion; Mechanism design;

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