A Primer on Moral-Hazard Models
31 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2012
Date Written: 1999
Economists regularly consider moral hazard when they analyze topics like insurance contracts, labor compensation, and financial regulation. The primer provided here describes moral hazard, its implications, and how to model it. The modeling strategy is to allow randomization in the contractual terms, formulate the contracting problem as a linear program, and then compute solutions to examples. The technique is illustrated with a bank regulation example.
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