Public sector, information and incentives

Jan-Erik LANE


Abstract. What is true information in today's world?  The hunt for information is on, not only in the private sector - market trends and enterprise data ' bur also on the public sector. Information is strongly linked with incentives: leak news and you have an extra rent. This paper tries to model the crucial role of information  and it's incentives in government and it started in the public sector.

Keywords. Opportunism, Shirking, Pretending, Asymmetrical knowledge, Hobbes,  Montesquieu.

JEL. B14, B24, B51.


Opportunism; Shirking; Pretending; Asymmetrical knowledge; Hobbes; Montesquieu.

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