Organization of delegated expertise

Gromb, D and Martimort, D (2004) Organization of delegated expertise. Working Paper. London Business School IFA Working Paper.


This paper proposes a theory of the optimal organization of expertise. We develop a Principle of Incentives for Expertise: an expert is rewarded if his recommendation is confirmed either by the facts or by other experts' recommendations. Building on this Principle, we show that agency costs of delegated expertise exhibit diseconomies of scale. Possible organiszational responses to this problem include basing decisions of a less than optimal amount of information, and relying on multiple experts.

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Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subject Areas: Finance
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2023 15:19
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2023 11:36

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