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Title: Experimental essays on incentive contracts and obedience
Author: Karakostas, Alexandros
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2012
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This PhD thesis consists of three essays in the field of experimental economics. The first chapter deals with the choice between three different employment contracts from a principal and the implications this choice has on the agents' behaviour. The second chapter investigates experimentally the trade-off between risk and incentives as this is described by the incentive intensity principle of Holmstrom and Milgrom (1987). Lastly, the third chapter investigates whether agents have a drive to obey as a result of social image utility towards an authority.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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