Performance measurement in military operations: information versus incentives

@article{Blanken2015PerformanceMI,
  title={Performance measurement in military operations: information versus incentives},
  author={Leo J. Blanken and Jason J. Lepore},
  journal={Defence and Peace Economics},
  year={2015},
  volume={26},
  pages={516 - 535}
}
We explore the impact of strategic assessment efforts on military organizations at war. To do so, we construct a model to explore the impact of a principal’s choice among imperfect performance metrics for a military operation. In doing so, the principal must consider both the incentivizing and informational properties of the metric. We show the conditions under which uncertainty regarding the nature of the agent, as well as uncertainty regarding the operational environment, drives a metric… 
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