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Contentious Contracts

  • HEGE, Ulrich
  • VIALA, Pascale

This paper offers an explanation of rationally contracts where incompeteness refers to unforeseen contingencies. Agents enter a relationship with two-sided moral hazard in which a commitment to discard parts of the joint resources may be ex ante efficient.

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Paper provided by Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 9711.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:mtl:montde:9711
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