Document Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

6-22-2010

Working Paper Number

WP #10018, June 2010

Abstract

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.

JEL Classification

I23, O3, Q16, Q18

File Format

application/pdf

Length

44 pages

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Economics Commons

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