This dissertation comprises three essays in contract theory and a review of related literature. Chapter 1 analyzes bribery and extortion in a principal–supervisor–agent hierarchy. Chapter 2 analyzes a problem of a non-verifiable signal used to monitor an agent. Chapter 3 reviews the literature related to Chapter 2. Chapter 4 considers a shirking model with subjective evaluation.
|Advisers||Jacques Lawarree; Fahad Khalil|
|School||UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON|
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