Experiments on the hold-up problem and delegation

Yadi Yang

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The four essays collected in this PhD thesis explore the hold-up problem and delegation using the experimental method. The first essay provides a summary
of the experimental literature examining the hold-up problem. The second essay
investigates the relationship between strategic delegation and the nature of the
strategic interaction through a laboratory experiment. The third essay demonstrates
strategic delegation can help mitigates the hold-up problem by setting the appropriate incentive schemes in a laboratory experiment. The fourth essay studies the creditshifting effect of delegation with rewards in an online experiment.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Potters, Jan, Promotor
  • Argenton, Cedric, Co-promotor
Award date25 May 2021
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs978 90 5668 650 5
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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