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Incomplete Information, Incentive Compatibility and the Core

We consider an exchange economy in which agents possess private information at the time of engaging in state contingent contracts. While com-munication of private information is permitted, the true information state is not verifiable. The enforcement of contracts is, therefore, limited by incentive com-patibility constraints. We formalize a notion of the core for such an economy. Our analysis can be viewed as an attempt to incorporate incentive compatibility in Wilson's [1978] coarse core, or as an attempt to introduce coalitional contracts in the Holmstrom-Myerson [1983] notion of incentive efficiency. While there are some special cases in which the incentive compatible core is non-empty, our main result shows that this is not generally true.

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Paper provided by Brown University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 97-11.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:bro:econwp:97-11
Contact details of provider: Postal: Department of Economics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912

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