Comment on "Commitment vs. Flexibility"

Attila Ambrus, Georgy Egorov

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Abstract

This comment corrects two results in the 2006 Econometrica paper by Amador, Werning, and Angeletos (AWA), that features a model in which individuals face a trade-off between flexibility and commitment. First, in contrast to Proposition 1 in AWA, we show that money-burning can be part of the ex ante optimal contract when there are two states. Second, in contrast to Proposition 2 in AWA, we show that money-burning can be imposed at the top (in the highest liquidity shock state), even when there is a continuum of states. We provide corrected versions of the above results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2113-2124
Number of pages12
JournalEconometrica
Volume81
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Commitment
  • Flexibility
  • Money-burning
  • Self-control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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