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The Theory of Incentives: The Principal-Agent Model

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The Theory of Incentives: The Principal-Agent Model

The Theory of Incentives: The Principal-Agent Model By Jean-Jacques Laffont, David Martimort
Publisher: Prin,ceton Univer,sity Pre,ss 2002 | 360 Pages | ISBN: 0691091838 , 0691091846 | PDF | 3 MB

Economics has much to do with incentives--not least, incentives to work hard, to produce quality products, to study, to invest, and to save. Although Adam Smith amply confirmed this more than two hundred years ago in his analysis of sharecropping contracts, only in recent decades has a theory begun to emerge to place the topic at the heart of economic thinking. In this book, Jean-Jacques Laffont and David Martimort present the most thorough yet accessible introduction to incentives theory to date. Central to this theory is a simple question as pivotal to modern-day management as it is to economics research: What makes people act in a particular way in an economic or business situation? In seeking an answer, the authors provide the methodological tools to design institutions that can ensure good incentives for economic agents.

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