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Essays in Information and Incentives

Habibi, Amir; (2020) Essays in Information and Incentives. Doctoral thesis (Ph.D), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

This thesis consists of three chapters that theoretically consider different ways in which incentives can be provided through information. Chapter 1 is an infor- mation design with moral hazard problem in which a planner wants to optimally motivate a time-inconsistent agent by providing feedback. I provide conditions under which the optimal feedback takes a simple form of a cutoff. Chapter 2 and 3 consider whether or not a firm would want to choose to be transparent about pay within the organisation. Chapter 2 considers a static set-up, and Chapter 3 considers a dynamic set-up. The main finding—across the two chapters—is that as the value of retaining the best workers goes up, then transparency becomes more favourable.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: Ph.D
Title: Essays in Information and Incentives
Event: UCL
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author 2020. Original content in this thesis is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Any third-party copyright material present remains the property of its respective owner(s) and is licensed under its existing terms. Access may initially be restricted at the author’s request.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10094295
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