Information Processing and Limited Liability

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Bartosz Mackowiak ; Mirko Wiederholt (2012)
  • Journal: American Economic Review, volume 102, issue 3 May, pages 30-34
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1257/aer.102.3.30
  • Subject:
    acm: ComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTING

Decision-makers often face limited liability and thus know that their loss will be bounded. We study how limited liability affects the behavior of an agent who chooses how much information to acquire and process in order to take a good decision. We find that an agent fa... View more
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