• 851 Citations
1991 …2020

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Research Interests

Professor Swinkels' work has looked, among other things, at the question of how much of the value of an MBA can be traced to signaling versus education, how information is aggregated in auction and other market settings, the efficiency of auctions with many players, the design of incentive contracts with minimum wages, the design of procurement auctions when one vendor is preferred to another, and the evolutionary foundations for self control problems. His current work examines models with both adverse selection and moral hazard, and competition between principals who faces agents of unknown type.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Princeton University

… → 1990

Economics, BA, Queen's University Kingston

… → 1986

Research interests

  • Contract theory
  • Economic theory
  • Economics of organizations
  • Game theory
  • Information economics

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Research Output

  • 851 Citations
  • 31 Article
  • 2 Working paper
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Review article

Optimal contracts with a risk-taking agent

Barron, D., Georgiadis, G. & Swinkels, J., May 1 2020, In : Theoretical Economics. 15, 2, p. 715-761 47 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • The moral hazard problem with high stakes

    Chade, H. & Swinkels, J., May 2020, In : Journal of Economic Theory. 187, 105032.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The no-upward-crossing condition, comparative statics, and the moral-hazard problem

    Chade, H. & Swinkels, J., May 1 2020, In : Theoretical Economics. 15, 2, p. 445-476 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Existence of Optimal Mechanisms in Principal-Agent Problems

    Kadan, O., Reny, P. J. & Swinkels, J. M., May 2017, In : Econometrica. 85, 3, p. 769-823 55 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations

    The No-Upward-Crossing Condition and the Moral Hazard Problem

    Chade, H. & Swinkels, J. M., May 23 2016, 27 p.

    Research output: Working paper