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Block Trade Contracting

christoph frei, Markus Baldauf Joshua Mollner   Jun 12,2024

Working Paper No.00095-02

We study the optimal execution problem in a principal-agent setting. A client contracts to purchase from a dealer. The dealer... Read More

Providing Incentives with Private Contracts

Qing Liu, Lucy White Andrea Buffa   Nov 18,2022

Working Paper No.00073-01

Agents working together to produce a joint output care about each other’s incentives. Because real world contracts are typically private... Read More

The Insurance is the Lemon: Failing to Index Contracts

Benjamin Hebert , Barney Hartman-Glaser   Jan 08,2019

Working Paper No.00049-00

We model the widespread failure of contracts to share risk using available indices. A borrower and lender can share risk... Read More

Optimal Short-Termism

Alejandro Rivera, Tak-Yuen Wong, Alejandro Rivera, Tak-Yuen Wong, Dirk Hackbarth   Jan 14,2018

Working Paper No.00020-00

This paper studies incentives in a dynamic contracting framework of a levered firm. In particular, the manager selects long-term and... Read More