Minnesota Economics Seminar

William Fuchs (University of Texas at Austin) to present "Self-Enforcing Contracts with Persistence"
December 5, 2019 - 12:00pm

Hanson 4-170

William Fuch's research focuses on situations with a poor contractual environment due to asymmetric information or lack of formal enforcement. He studies how repeated interactions or policies can be used to partially overcome the underlying frictions.

His work is mostly theoretical and carried out at a relatively high level of abstraction, but the insights gathered can be widely applied from the design of transnational institutions, to the design of contracts within an organization, and the regulation of diverse markets by governments. More recently he has started trying to use these tools to understand problems in development and used theory guided randomized controlled trials to try to find solutions that can be implemented in the field.