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Indescribability and its irrelevance for contractual incompleteness



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  • Takashi Kunimoto, 2010. "Indescribability and its irrelevance for contractual incompleteness," Review of Economic Design, Springer;Society for Economic Design, vol. 14(3), pages 271-289, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:reecde:v:14:y:2010:i:3:p:271-289 DOI: 10.1007/s10058-009-0082-y

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    1. Kunimoto, Takashi, 2008. "Indescribability and asymmetric information at the contracting stage," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 99(2), pages 367-370, May.

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    Asymmetric information; Bayesian implementation; Incentive compatibility; Incomplete contracts; Indescribability; Individual rationality; Irrelevance theorem; C72; D78; D82;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design


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