|Reinshagen, Felix (Februar 2012): Standards and Incentives under Moral Hazard with Limited Liability. Münchener Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Beiträge (VWL) 2012-9|
We consider a model of moral hazard with limited liability of the agent and effort that is two-dimensional. One dimension of the agent’s effort is observable and the other is not. The principal can thusmake the contract conditional not only on outcome but also on observable effort. The principal’s optimal contract gives the agent no rent and – in contrast to the first-best allocation – uses toomuch observable effort and too little unobservable effort. This distortion in the relative use of the two kinds of effort increases if the agent’s liability becomes more limited.
|Dokumententyp:||Paper (Discussion Paper)|
|Keywords:||moral hazard, two-dimensional effort, regulation|
Volkswirtschaft > Munich Discussion Papers in Economics
|Themengebiete:||300 Sozialwissenschaften > 330 Wirtschaft|
|JEL Classification:||D82, D86, K32|
|Veröffentlicht am:||09. Feb. 2012 11:20|
|Letzte Änderungen:||30. Apr. 2016 19:53|
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