Hart, Oliver and Moore, John (1998) Foundations of incomplete contracts. TE, 358. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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In the last few years, a new area has emerged in economic theory, which goes under the heading of 'incomplete contracting'. However, almost since its inception, the theory has been under attack for its lack of rigorous foundations. In this paper we evaluate some of the criticisms that have been made of the theory, in particular, those in Maskin and Tirole (1998a). In doing so, we develop a model that provides a rigorous foundation for the idea that contracts are incomplete.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 1998 the authors|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Incomplete contracting; rigorous foundations; economic theory|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D23 - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights|
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Financial Markets Group (FMG)
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