Economic Theory

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 887–916

Dynamic costly state verification


DOI: 10.1007/s00199-004-0486-4

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Wang, C. Economic Theory (2005) 25: 887. doi:10.1007/s00199-004-0486-4


I study a model of dynamic risk sharing with costly state verification (CSV). In the model, a risk neutral agent enters an infinitely repeated relationship with a risk averse agent. In each period, the risk averse agent receives a random income which is observed only by himself, unless the risk neutral agent engages in costly monitoring. I provide a set of characterizations for the optimal contract, and I show that CSV has interesting effects on the long run distribution of the agents’ expected utilities.

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Dynamic costly state verification

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsIowa State UniversityAmesUSA