EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Contracting for information under imperfect commitment

Vijay Krishna and John Morgan

RAND Journal of Economics, 2008, vol. 39, issue 4, 905-925

Abstract: We study optimal contracting under imperfect commitment in a model with an uninformed principal and an informed agent. The principal can commit to pay the agent for his advice but retains decision‐making authority. Under an optimal contract, the principal should (i) never induce the agent to fully reveal what he knows—even though this is feasible—and (ii) never pay the agent for imprecise information. We compare optimal contracts under imperfect commitment to those under full commitment as well as to delegation schemes. We find that gains from contracting are greatest when the divergence in the preferences of the principal and the agent is moderate.

Date: 2008
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (56) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1756-2171.2008.00043.x

Related works:
Working Paper: Contracting for Information under Imperfect Commitment (2005) Downloads
Working Paper: Contracting for Information under Imperfect Commitment (2004) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bla:randje:v:39:y:2008:i:4:p:905-925

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... al.asp?ref=0741-6261

Access Statistics for this article

RAND Journal of Economics is currently edited by James Hosek

More articles in RAND Journal of Economics from RAND Corporation Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().

 
Page updated 2022-10-05
Handle: RePEc:bla:randje:v:39:y:2008:i:4:p:905-925