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Adverse Selection in Dynamic Moral Hazard

Ching-to Ma ()

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1991, vol. 106, issue 1, 255-275

Abstract: This paper studies a multiperiod moral hazard problem under two assumptions: (i) contracts are subject to renegotiations; (ii) the agent's action has long-term effects. The action is also interpreted as a choice of characteristic or "type." Renegotiation-proof contracts that implement various actions, including random ones, are characterized. Under appropriate conditions, the equilibrium involves the principal implementing a random action. Therefore, the equilibrium has standard properties of "adverse selection" models.

Date: 1991
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