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Bilateral Contracts

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  • Green, Jerry
  • Honkapohja, Seppo

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A mathematical characterization of self-enforcing bilateral contracts is given. Contracts where both parties exercise some control over the quantity traded can sometimes be superior to contracts that rest control entirely with one side. Some qualitative characteristics of these contracts are given.

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  • Green, Jerry & Honkapohja, Seppo, 1983. "Bilateral Contracts," Scholarly Articles 3204671, Harvard University Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hrv:faseco:3204671
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    1. M. L. Weitzman, 1973. "Prices vs. Quantities," Working papers 106, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics.
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    1. Russell Cooper, 1983. "Worker Asymmetric Information and Involuntary Unemployment," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 671R, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, revised Apr 1984.
    2. Edward P. Lazear, 1982. "Severance Pay, Pensions, and Efficient Mobility," NBER Working Papers 0854, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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