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Asymmetric Treatment of Identical Agents in Teams

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  • Debashis Pal

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  • Arup Bose
  • David Sappington

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We investigate when identical agents will be treated asymmetrically in a simple team setting. Asymmetric treatment is optimal when the agents individual contributions to team performance are complements. Symmetric treatment of identical agents is optimal when the agents contributions are substitutes or when they are independent.

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  • Debashis Pal & Arup Bose & David Sappington, 2008. "Asymmetric Treatment of Identical Agents in Teams," University of Cincinnati, Economics Working Papers Series 2008-08, University of Cincinnati, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:cin:ucecwp:2008-08
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