International Journal of Business and Economics

International Journal of Business and Economics
Volume 2, No. 3

December, 2003
Structure, Conduct, and Performance of Principal-Agent Models:
An Overview
Jong-Shin Wei
Department of Insurance and Finance, SHU-TE University, Taiwan
Chwen-Chi Liu
Department of Insurance, Feng Chia University, Taiwan
This prelude introduces the first symposium of this journal devoted to the structure, conduct, and performance of principal-agent models in a broad view. Five papers, exemplifying recent developments and targeting readers of interdisciplinary interest, are summarized.
Keywords:agency, principal-agent, asymmetric information, contract.
JEL Classifications:D8, L1, L2.