Commitment Mechanisms

Applied to Notes on Resolve by David Gross 9mo ago

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.

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.

Created by B Jacobs at 3y