Team Incentive Contracts with Interim Private Information

Priyodorshi Banerjee

Abstract


We study contracting in a principal multi-agent moral hazard problem where agents receive private information on the realisation of a common productivity shock after contracts are signed, but before actions are taken. Joint performance evaluation schemes can be optimal when private information is of sufficiently high quality, while relative performance evaluation schemes are optimal with poor quality private signals. Interdependent incentive schemes create an endogenous externality between agents, the nature of which depends on the structure of the evaluation scheme. Joint performance evaluation schemes generate endogenous complementarities in the presence of correlated private information, and so may be optimal.

Keywords


team incentive contracts, private information, moral hazard, joint performance evaluation

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