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On the implementability of contracts without quasilinear utility

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  • Ruiz del Portal, X.

Implementability conditions in Rochet (1987) are extended to utility functions not necessarily quasilinear in the transfer, or linear in the type, for the case where agents’ information is one-dimensional but actions become multidimensional. The results obtained are relevant for the characterization of optimal mechanisms in adverse selection and moral hazard problems.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 116 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 42-45

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:1:p:42-45
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.12.103
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