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William Vickrey: A Pioneer in the Economics of Incentives


  • Laffont, Jean-Jacques

    (Universite de Toulouse)


Prize Lecture, December 27, 1996

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  • Laffont, Jean-Jacques, 1996. "William Vickrey: A Pioneer in the Economics of Incentives," Nobel Prize in Economics documents 1996-2, Nobel Prize Committee.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:nobelp:1996_002

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    1. de Palma, André & Lindsey, Robin & Proost, Stef, 2007. "Chapter 1 Investment and the use of tax and toll revenues in the transport sector: The research agenda," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 1-26, January.

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    Asymmetric information;

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    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design


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