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Behavioral Economics and Agency Problems: Empirical Studies

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

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    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)
    Werner, Peterpeter.werner@uni-koeln.de
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-30287
    Subjects: Economics
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    Agency problem, social preferences, trust, incentives, microcreditEnglish
    Faculty: Wirtschafts- u. Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
    Divisions: Wirtschafts- u. Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät > Staatswissenschaftliches (Volkswirtschaftliches) Seminar
    Language: English
    Date: 2009
    Date Type: Completion
    Date of oral exam: 22 November 2009
    NameAcademic Title
    Ockenfels, AxelProf. Dr.
    Full Text Status: Public
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2010 11:27:07
    NameAcademic Title
    Ockenfels, AxelProf. Dr.
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/3028

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