Montenegrin Journal of Economics

The Neoinstitutional Contracts Theory: New Perspectives

Oleg Sukharev

2012, vol. 8, no. 1, p. 87-118

A new version of the contracts theory in terms of economic agent's interaction analysis, their competition, ideas about unfavorable selection, legal efficiency/inefficiency, institutions dysfunction is elaborated in the article. The author evaluates efficiency criteria and offers his own model of effective contracting, considers conditions and restrictions of contract interactions of agents subject to the model of agents' behaviour in a view to legal efficiency and opportunism. The critical estimation of O. Williamson's contracts theory is given and the author's classification of contracts and the basis of the contract theory corresponding to the changed format of modern contracting on a microeconomic level are suggested.

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Oleg Sukharev. "The Neoinstitutional Contracts Theory: New Perspectives." Montenegrin Journal of Economics. vol. 8, no. 1, 2012, p. 87-118

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