Publication Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

1-2013

Abstract

We investigate whether or not ex post destruction can solve the hold-up problem. After clarifying the difference between ex post destruction and nontrade when negotiation breaks down, we show that the option of ex post destruction is not sufficient to enhance ex ante efficiency. In particular, only if the information about the spitefulness of the supplier is coarse enough, will the option of ex post destruction alleviate the inefficiency of underinvestment caused by the hold-up problem.

Keywords

Destruction, Hold-up, Underinvestment, Incomplete Information

Discipline

Finance

Research Areas

Macroeconomics

City or Country

under review Economics Letters

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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