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Title
  • Labour market discrimination as an agency cost
Author
  • Pierre-Guillaume Méon
  • Ariane Szafarz
Physical Description
  • preprint
Notes
  • This paper studies labour market discriminations as an agency problem. It sets up a principal-agent model of a firm, where the manager is a taste discriminator and has to make unobservable hiring decisions that determine the shareholder’s profits because workers differ in skills. The paper shows that performance-based contracts may moderate the manager’s propensity to discriminate, but that it is unlikely to fully eliminate discrimination.
  • discrimination, agency theory, hiring.
  • RePEc:sol:wpaper:08-019
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  • English
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