Werner, Peter (2009) Behavioral Economics and Agency Problems: Empirical Studies. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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Abstract

This thesis focuses on the effects of behavioral phenomena in the context of agency problems. It comprises four research studies based on laboratory experiments and field data. The first study investigates the interaction between trust, efficiency and economic development (chapter 2). Chapters 3 and 4 present two research projects about the impact of social preferences and loss aversion on the functioning of incentive schemes in organizations. Finally, the study described in chapter 5 explores how social preferences influence the performance of group lending contracts in microfinance programs.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Werner, Peterpeter.werner@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-30287
Subjects: Economics
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
Agency problem, social preferences, trust, incentives, microcreditEnglish
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences > Staatswissenschaftliches Seminar
Language: English
Date: 2009
Date of oral exam: 22 November 2009
Referee:
NameAcademic Title
Ockenfels, AxelProf. Dr.
Full Text Status: Public
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2010 10:27
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/3028

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