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Introduction

Bar-Gill Oren

in Seduction by Contract: Law, Economics, and Psychology in Consumer Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199663361
eISBN:
9780191751660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663361.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's main focus, namely consumer contracts. It traces design features common among multiple types of consumer contracts and explores and explains the ... More


Mortgages

Bar-Gill Oren

in Seduction by Contract: Law, Economics, and Psychology in Consumer Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199663361
eISBN:
9780191751660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663361.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the subprime mortgage contract and its central design features. It shows that for many borrowers these contractual design features were not welfare maximizing. In fact, to the ... More


Delegation and its Peril s

Arthur Lupia

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presents a formal theoretical framework that clarifies when principals can, and cannot, use delegation to accomplish desired ends. It shows the conditions (having to do with preferences and ... More


The Costs of Contracting

Simon Domberger

in The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774570
eISBN:
9780191596148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774575.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter and the previous one outline the costs and benefits of contracting out. While there is merit in separating costs from benefits, and that is how managers intuitively think of the issue, ... More


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