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Implicit contracting with a (potentially) reliable agent


  • Oliver Gürtler



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  • Oliver Gürtler, 2008. "Implicit contracting with a (potentially) reliable agent," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 94(2), pages 177-189, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jeczfn:v:94:y:2008:i:2:p:177-189
    DOI: 10.1007/s00712-008-0023-1

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    Implicit contracting; Pooling; Separating; Reliable agent; D8; J3; M5;

    JEL classification:

    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • M5 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics


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