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Collusion and Renegotiation in a Principal-Supervisor-Agent Relationship

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The authors describe a principal-supervisor-agent relationship in which agent and supervisor may collude. To prevent collusion, the principal may contract on a noisy signal which is correlated with the occurrence of collusion. When the signal is informative enough, the principal uses it and no collusion occurs in equilibrium. These contracts, however, are ex post inefficient and are only optimal if the principal can commit not to renegotiate. With renegotiation it is never optimal for the principal to prevent collusion and, at the same time, condition contracts on the signal. In fact, when the signal is informative enough, collusion occurs in equilibrium. Copyright 1997 by The editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

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  • Strausz, Roland, 1997. " Collusion and Renegotiation in a Principal-Supervisor-Agent Relationship," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 99(4), pages 497-518, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:scandj:v:99:y:1997:i:4:p:497-518
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