The interaction of explicit and implicit contracts
We analyze explicit and implicit contracts in a repeated principal-agent model with observable but only partially contractable actions of the agent. It is shown that the set of implementable actions may increase or decrease if additional actions become contractable.
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|Date of creation:||1995|
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|Publication status:||Published in Economics Letters 2 48(1995): pp. 193-199|
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