The Virtue of Being Underestimated: A Note on Discriminatory Contracts in Hidden Information Models
A standard hidden information model is considered to study the influence of the a priori productivity distribution on the optimal contract. A priori more productive (hazard rate dominant) agents work less, enjoy lower rents, but generate a higher expected surplus.
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|Publication status:||published in: Economics Letters, 2002, 75 (2), 171-178|
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