Sonja Radas

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We find the optimal time for entering a joint venture by two firms, and the optimal linear contract for sharing the profits. Our dataset shows that in practice, many contracts are based on fifty/fifty profit sharing. In our model, that happens in the following cases: symmetric information and contracts which include fixed cash payments; asym-metric(More)
We consider the problem of Bayesian mechanism design when the respondents share a common prior about which the survey planner is agnostic. This assumption is natural when designing incentives for surveys of public or expert opinion, because the survey planner may be a relatively ignorant outsider, or, even if informed, might prefer not to insert personal(More)
This paper examines an alternative method for analyzing a collection of Likert items in the multi-criteria decision framework. Likert items are compared in pairs and organized in a set of weighted digraphs aggregated according to the Potential Method rules. In combination with Factor Analysis this approach gives respondents preferences on the scale which(More)
We examine the impact of in-store free samples on short-and long-term purchasing behavior. We suggest that the population of in-store samplers can be divided into three segments based on their motives for sampling: " Information Seekers " , " Party Goers, " and " Opportunists, " and propose that short-and long-term shopping behavior differs across these(More)
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