Chapter 12 Incentive models of the defense procurement process

William P. Rogerson*

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Economic theorists have devoted considerable attention to analyzing models of closely related incentive contracting problems that arise in the study of public procurement, private procurement, regulation, the theory of the firm, the theory of organizations, and managerial compensation. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an introduction to the incentive models literature as it applies to defense procurement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-346
Number of pages38
JournalHandbook of Defense Economics
StatePublished - 1995


  • R&D
  • auctions
  • competition
  • contracts
  • defense procurement
  • economies of scale
  • incentives
  • innovation
  • moral hazard
  • principal agent models
  • strategic behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations


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