Material Detail

"SI 680 Contracting and Signaling- Week 02: Hidden Action I" icon

SI 680 Contracting and Signaling- Week 02: Hidden Action I

Course prepares you to advise clients or your own organization on the design of contracts and screening policies when one of the parties has an information advantage over the other. For example, students study the design of patent licenses (the licensor knows more about the market), the design of social systems to reduce spam (the spam sender knows more about the content before the recipient decides whether to read), and the design of performance contracts for professional services (e.g., consultants, contract programmers, etc., when the contractor knows more than the employer about her level of effort). This course follows SI 646.


  • User Rating
  • Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collection (1) Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.