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Testing Contract Theory

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  • Bernard Salanié

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In the last thirty years, much theoretical work has been expanded to draw the implications from the fact that agents use their private information strategically. However, only recently have the consequences been subjected to empirical testing. This paper aims at introducing the reader to this newer empirical literature. (JEL D8)

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  • Bernard Salanié, 2003. "Testing Contract Theory," CESifo Economic Studies, CESifo, vol. 49(3), pages 461-477.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:cesifo:v:49:y:2003:i:3:p:461-477.
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    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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