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Essays on Information Disclosure in Auctions and Contests
In strategic decision making, the agents' decisions depend crucially on the information they have. Less information means more uncertainty about the other agents' possible behavior, making strategic decisions more complex. ...
Five Essays in Economic Theory
This thesis consists of five chapters. The first three chapters form an entity and deal with stochastic contest models. The fourth chapter analyzes a problem of strategic experimentation with private payoffs. In the final ...
Four Essays in Microeconomic Theory
This thesis consists of four essays which all analyze aspects of the role of private information and information design in different game theoretic settings. In the first chapter, I study the implications of rational ...
Reference-Dependent Preferences in Contests and Non-Cognitive Ability in the Labour Market
The dissertation includes four individual essays that are laid out over four separate chapters. Following a short overall introduction in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 models the strategic interaction between two agents who engage ...
Essays on Information Transmission and its Effects in Markets with Imperfect Competition
This thesis consists of four essays in the field of industrial organization. The essays explore questions of information transmission and its influence in markets characterized by imperfect competition.<br /> The first ...
Contracting in the Presence of Uncertainty
This thesis concerns the enforcement of contracts in the presence of uncertainty. Sometimes uncertainty is exogenously given and the agents cannot influence its existence. Frequently, however, there is strategic uncertainty ...