Robert S. Gibbons

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Organizational Economics

E52-432

MIT

Cambridge, MA 02142

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

Relational Contracts and the Theory of the Firm

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 May 1997
George P. Baker, Robert S. Gibbons and Kevin J. Murphy
HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
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Four Formal(Izable) Theories of the Firm?

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 28 Sep 2004
Robert S. Gibbons
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics
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Theory of the firm, rent seeking, property rights, adaptation

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Incentives and Careers in Organizations

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Oct 1996
Robert S. Gibbons
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics
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Incentives and Careers in Organizations

NBER Working Paper No. w5705
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2010
Robert S. Gibbons
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics
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Inside Organizations: Pricing, Politics, and Path Dependence

Annual Review of Economics, Forthcoming, MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4777-10
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Robert S. Gibbons
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics
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Inside Organizations: Pricing, Politics, and Path Dependence

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2010
Robert S. Gibbons
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics
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Inside Organizations: Pricing, Politics, and Path Dependence

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 2, pp. 337-365, 2010
Posted: 18 Oct 2010
Robert S. Gibbons
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics

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Enriching a Theory of Wage and Promotion Dynamics Inside Firms

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Jul 2003
Robert S. Gibbons and Michael Waldman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Wage Dynamics, Promotion Dynamics, Human Capital

Enriching a Theory of Wage and Promotion Dynamics Inside Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w9849
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2003
Robert S. Gibbons and Michael Waldman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Firms in Markets Under Uncertainty

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4744-09
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2009
Robert S. Gibbons, Richard Holden and Michael L. Powell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Incentives in Organizations

NBER Working Paper No. w6695
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Sep 2000
Robert S. Gibbons
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics
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Incentives in Organizations

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 12, No. 4, Fall 1998
Posted: 22 Dec 1998
Robert S. Gibbons
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics

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Optimal Incentive Contracts in the Presence of Career Concerns: Theory and Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w3792
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2008
Robert S. Gibbons and Kevin J. Murphy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
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Integration and Information: Markets and Hierarchies Revisited

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4776-10
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
Robert S. Gibbons, Richard Holden and Michael L. Powell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics, University of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Integration and Information: Markets and Hierarchies Revisited

NBER Working Paper No. w15779
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 01 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2021
Robert S. Gibbons, Richard Holden and Michael L. Powell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics, University of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Implicit Contracts and the Theory of the Firm

NBER Working Paper No. w6177
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 18 May 2001
George P. Baker, Robert S. Gibbons and Kevin J. Murphy
HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
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Subjective Performance Measures in Optimal Incentive Contracts

NBER Working Paper No. w4480
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Jan 2001 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2010
George P. Baker, Robert S. Gibbons and Kevin J. Murphy
HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
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Rational-Expectations Equilibrium in Intermediate Good Markets

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4775-10
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Mar 2010
Robert S. Gibbons, Richard Holden and Michael L. Powell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics, University of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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rational-expectations model, markets

Rational-Expectations Equilibrium in Intermediate Good Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w15783
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2021
Robert S. Gibbons, Richard Holden and Michael L. Powell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics, University of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Relative Performance Evaluation for Chief Executive Officers

NBER Working Paper No. w2944
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2010
Robert S. Gibbons and Kevin J. Murphy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
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Learning and Wage Dynamics

NBER Working Paper No. w3764
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2010
Henry S. Farber and Robert S. Gibbons
Princeton University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics
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Building an Equilibrium: Rules versus Principles in Relational Contracts

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2021
Robert S. Gibbons, Manuel Grieder, Holger Herz and Christian Zehnder
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics, ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS), University of Fribourg - Department of Economics and University of Lausanne
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relational contracts, clarity, adaptation, cooperation, uncertainty, communication, principles, rules

Building an Equilibrium: Rules Versus Principles in Relational Contracts

CESifo Working Paper No. 7871
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 15 Jul 2020
Robert S. Gibbons, Manuel Grieder, Holger Herz and Christian Zehnder
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics, ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS), University of Zurich and University of Lausanne
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organization economics, adaptation, relational contracts

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Relational Adaptation Under Reel Authority

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Research Paper No. 18-06, USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS18-9, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 18-9
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 16 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2018
Daniel Barron, Robert S. Gibbons, Ricard Gil and Kevin J. Murphy
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics, Queen's University (Canada) - Smith School of Business and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
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adaptation, renegotiation, relational contracts

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Layoffs and Lemons

NBER Working Paper No. w2968
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 09 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2021
Robert S. Gibbons and Lawrence F. Katz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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What Situation Is This? Coarse Cognition and Behavior Over a Space of Games

Department of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia Working Paper No. 2017 / 09
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Sep 2017
Robert S. Gibbons, Marco LiCalzi and Massimo Warglien
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics, Dept. Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia and University of Venice - Department of Business Economics & Management
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categorization, frame, mental model, small world, culture, leadership

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Relational Contracts and Organizational Capabilities

Organization Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2012
Robert S. Gibbons and Rebecca M. Henderson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and Harvard Business School
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Relational contracts, Organizational Capabiliy

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Getting Together and Breaking Apart: The Decline of Centralised Collective Bargaining

NBER Working Paper No. w4464
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2014
Richard B. Freeman and Robert S. Gibbons
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics
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Does Unmeasured Ability Explain Inter-Industry Wage Differentials?

NBER Working Paper No. w3182
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2021
Robert S. Gibbons and Lawrence F. Katz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Comparative Advantage, Learning, and Sectoral Wage Determination

NBER Working Paper No. w8889
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 11 Apr 2002 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2002
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and McGill University - Department of Economics
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Learning in Equilibrium Models of Arbitration

NBER Working Paper No. w2547
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 09 Jun 2004
Robert S. Gibbons
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics
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A Theory of Wage and Promotion Dynamics in Internal Labor Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w6454
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2021
Robert S. Gibbons and Michael Waldman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
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Contingent Social Utility in the Prisoners’ Dilemma

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 45, pp. 1-17, 2001
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 Feb 2010
Robert S. Gibbons and Leaf Van Boven
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and University of Colorado Boulder
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Prisoners’ dilemma, Social utility, Contingent utility, Behavioral game theory

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The Diversity of Concentrated Prescribing Behavior: an Application to Antipsychotics

NBER Working Paper No. w16823
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2012
Northeastern University, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Transaction-Cost Economics: Past, Present, and Future?

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 112, Issue 2, pp. 263-288, June 2010
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Jun 2010
Robert S. Gibbons
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics
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Informal Authority in Organizations

Posted: 17 May 1999
George P. Baker, Robert S. Gibbons and Kevin J. Murphy
HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

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Cheap Talk About Specific Investments

JOURNAL OF LAW, ECONOMICS, AND ORGANIZATIONS, Vol 11 No 2, Fall 1995
Posted: 25 Aug 1998
Joseph Farrell and Robert S. Gibbons
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics

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