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Essays in Industrial Organization and Behavioral Economics
Next to the orthodox theories on contract design and optimal selling strategies, there is a recent and growing literature investigating how rational firms respond to consumer or employee biases. During the last decade the ...
Essays on Optimal Contracts and Renegotiation
Contract theory studies the incentives and contractual outcomes in economic interactions, and how they are influenced by given institutions and information structures. On an abstract level, a contractual relationship is ...
Essays in Contract Theory
The dissertation consists of three chapters. The fist two chapters use principal-agent models to analyze optimal contract design under the assumption that the contract can induce the agent to acquire relevant private ...
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 ...
Essays in Microeconomic Theory
This thesis comprises four self-contained essays in economic theory studying the optimal use of private information in strategic interactions. In all the situations considered, non-monetary as well as dynamic incentives ...