Title:Entertaining Malthus : bread, circuses, and economic growth Author(s):DUTTA, Rohan; LEVINE, David K.; PAPAGEORGE, Nicholas W.; WU, LeminDate:2018Citation:
- Economic inquiry, 2018, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 358-380
Type:ArticleAbstract:Motivated by the basic adage that man does not live by bread alone, we offer a theory of historical economic growth and population dynamics where human beings need food to survive, but enjoy other things, too. Our model ...
Title:Damned if you do and damned if you don't : two masters Author(s):DUTTA, Rohan; LEVINE, David K.; MODICA, SalvatoreDate:2018Citation:
- Journal of economic theory, 2018, Vol. 177, pp. 101-125
Type:ArticleAbstract:We study common agency problems in which two principals (groups) make costly commitments to incentives that are conditioned on imperfect signals of the agent's action. Our framework allows for incentives to be either rewards ...
Title:Collusion constrained equilibrium Author(s):DUTTA, Rohan; LEVINE, David K.; MODICA, SalvatoreDate:2018Citation:
- Theoretical economics, 2018, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 307-340
Type:ArticleAbstract:We study collusion within groups in noncooperative games. The primitives are the preferences of the players, their assignment to nonoverlapping groups, and the goals of the groups. Our notion of collusion is that a group ...