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On the validity of the first-order approach with moral hazard and hidden assets

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  • Bertola, Giuseppe
  • Koeniger, Winfried

With moral hazard and anonymous asset trade, first-order conditions need not characterize effort and portfolio choices. The standard procedure for establishing validity of the first-order approach in economies with one hidden asset is not fruitful when multiple assets are hidden.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 124 (2014)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 402-405

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:124:y:2014:i:3:p:402-405
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2014.06.030
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