Com­mit­ment Mechanisms

TagLast edit: 3 Feb 2021 8:11 UTC by Yoav Ravid

A Commitment Mechanism is a tool or technique that lets people pre-commit to something. an assurance contract is a Pre-Commitment done between several people which is conditional on other people also pre-committing.

Many commitment mechanisms incentivize following through on a commitment by penalizing failures to do so. For example, having to pay some amount of money, or automatically posting an announcement to your social media that you failed.

See also:

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[Question] Why aren’t as­surance con­tracts widely used?

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Ex­tract­ing Value from Inad­e­quate Equilibria

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