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Credit Claiming

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  • Glazer, Amihai

    (Department of Economics, University of California, Irvine, USA)

  • Segendorff, Björn

    (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics)

Abstract

We consider a leader and a subordinate he appoints who engage in team production. The public observes the organization’s performance, but is unable to determine the separate contributions of the leader and of the subordinate. The leader may therefore claim credit for the good work of his subordinate. We find conditions which induce the leader to claim credit (both truthfully and untruthfully), and the conditions which lead the leader to appoint a subordinate of low ability.

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  • Glazer, Amihai & Segendorff, Björn, 2001. "Credit Claiming," SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 0458, Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:hastef:0458
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    1. Marion Eberlein & Judith Przemeck, 2008. "Whom will you choose? - Collaborator Selection and Selector’s Self-Prediction," Bonn Econ Discussion Papers bgse12_2008, University of Bonn, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Leader; Credit claiming; asymmetric information; Equilibrium;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • J33 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Compensation Packages; Payment Methods

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