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Using cost observation to regulate firms

Jean-Jacques Laffont

Using cost observation to regulate firms

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Published by Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences, Stanford University in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cost -- Mathematical models.

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    Statementby Jean-Jacques Laffont and Jean Tirole.
    SeriesEconomics series / Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences, Stanford University, Technical report / Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences, Stanford University -- no. 477, Technical report (Stanford University. Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences) -- no. 477., Economics series (Stanford University. Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences)
    ContributionsTirole, Jean.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination53 p. :
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22409401M

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The paper emphasizes the use of accounting data in regulatory or procurement contracts when the supplier (1) has superior information about the cost of the project and (2) invests in cost reduction. The main result states that, under risk neutrality, the supplier announces an expected cost and Using cost observation to regulate firms book given an incentive contract linear in cost by: Using cost observation to regulate firms book Using Cost Observation to Regulate Firms Jean-Jacques Laffont University de Toulouse Jean Tirole Massachusetts Institute of Technology The paper emphasizes the use of accounting data in regulatory or procurement contracts when the supplier (1) has superior informa-tion about the cost of the project and (2) invests in cost reduction.

"Using Cost Observation to Regulate Firms," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 94(3), pagesJune. More about this item Statistics. Laffont, Jean-Jacques & Tirole, Jean, "Using Cost Observation to Regulate Firms," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol.

94(3), pages. Using Cost Observation to Regulate Firms Jean-Jacques Laffont;Jean Tirole;Université de Toulouse;Massachusetts Institute of Technology; The paper emphasizes the use of accounting data in regulatory or procurement contracts when the supplier(1) has superior information about the cost of the project and(2) invests in cost reduction.

Jean-Jacques Laffont, and Jean Tirole, “Using Cost Observation to Regulate Firms”, in The Economics of Defense, Keith Hartley, and Todd Sandler (eds.), Edward Elgar, series “International Library of Critical Writings in Economics”, vol.

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