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Dynamic costly state verification

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  • Cheng Wang

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I study a model of dynamic risk sharing with costly state verification (CSV). In the model, a risk neutral agent enters an infinitely repeated relationship with a risk averse agent. In each period, the risk averse agent receives a random income which is observed only by himself, unless the risk neutral agent engages in costly monitoring. I provide a set of characterizations for the optimal contract, and I show that CSV has interesting effects on the long run distribution of the agents’ expected utilities. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005

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Article provided by Springer & Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET) in its journal Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 25 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 (06)
Pages: 887-916

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:25:y:2005:i:4:p:887-916
DOI: 10.1007/s00199-004-0486-4
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