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Is Honesty the Best Policy? Curtailing Insurance Fraud through Optimal Incentive Contracts

  • Keith J. Crocker
  • John Morgan

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Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Journal of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 106 (1998)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 355-375

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