The Economics of Contracts: Theories and Applications

By Eric Brousseau; Jean-Michel Glachant | Go to book overview

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PHILIPPE AGHION is Professor of Economics at Harvard University, His main fields of interest are the theory of contracts and the theory of growth. Together, both theories allow a better understanding of the links between technical change and institutional evolutions. His most recent research focuses on the relationship between competition and growth, and he is currently starting a project on contracts and growth.

ASHISH ARORA is Associate Professor of Economics at HeinzSchool, and Research Director at the Carnegie Mellon Software Center, both at Carnegie Mellon University. Arora's research focuses on the economics of technological change, intellectual property rights, and technology licensing. He has published extensively on the growth and development of biotechnology and the chemical industry. His most recent book is Markets for Technology (MIT Press).

BENITO ARRU ÑADA is Professor of Business Organization at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. In addition to retailing, his research deals with contractual practices in the franchising, auditing, healthcare, public administration, construction, trucking, fishing, and conveyancing industries, as well as the impact of different legal rules, such as those on payment delays, multidisciplinary professional firms, corporate governance, and land registration.

MATTHEW BENNETT received his PhD from the department of economics at the University of Warwick. His dissertation centered around competition and regulation policy. He is currently working in the University of Toulouse under a Marie Curie training grant, on the interaction of license auctions and optimal regulatory contracts.

ERIC BROUSSEAU is Professor of Economics at the University of Paris X. He works with two research centers: FORUM (University of Paris X), where he is the director of the department of industrial organization, and ATOM at the University of Paris (PanthÉon-Sorbonne). His area of interest is the economics of coordination, mainly contractual and x

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