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On the welfare effects of allowing unlimited renegotiation in agency relationships

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  • Frank Gigler

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  • Thomas Hemmer

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  • Frank Gigler & Thomas Hemmer, 2008. "On the welfare effects of allowing unlimited renegotiation in agency relationships," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 37(2), pages 243-265, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:37:y:2008:i:2:p:243-265
    DOI: 10.1007/s00199-007-0292-x
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    1. Antoni Cunyat, 2004. "The optimal degree of commitment in a negotiation with a deadline," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 23(2), pages 455-465, January.
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    Keywords

    Principal–agent problem; Limited versus unlimited renegotiations; Value of limiting commitment; C70; D82; D83; D86;

    JEL classification:

    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • D86 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Economics of Contract Law

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