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Implementation in Principal-Agent Models of Adverse Selection

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  • Arya, Anil
  • Glover, Jonathan
  • Rajan, Uday

This paper studies implementation in a principal-agent model of adverse selection. We explore ways in which the additional structure of principal agent models (compared to general implementaion models) simplifies the implementation problem. We develop a connection between the single crossing property and monotonicity conditions which are necessary for Nash and Bayesian Nash implementation.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 93 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 87-109

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:93:y:2000:i:1:p:87-109
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