Relational delegation

  title={Relational delegation},
  author={Ricardo Alonso and Niko Matouschek},
We analyze a cheap talk game with partial commitment by the principal. We …rst treat the principal’s commitment power as exogenous and then endogenize it in an in…nitely repeated game. We characterize optimal decision making for any commitment power and show when it takes the form of threshold delegation in which case the agent can make any decision below a threshold and centralization in which case the agent has no discretion. For small biases threshold delegation is optimal for any smooth… CONTINUE READING
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