Working Paper Number
WP #10018, June 2010
The USDA is attempting to shift more research funds into competitive grants involving collaboration across disciplines on large projects. This type of research structure raises a host of information and incentive issues. The objective of this paper is to shed new light on principal-agent problems that are likely to arise in this new funding structure.
I23, O3, Q16, Q18
Huffman, Wallace E., "Setting incentives for collaboration among agricultural scientists: application of principal-agent theory to team work" (2010). Economics Working Papers (2002–2016). 127.