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Information costs

Transactions costs that include the assessment of the investment merits of a financial asset. Related: Search costs.
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Information Costs

Costs that come from due diligence. That is, information costs include everything an individual or company spends when investigating whether a particular investment or activity is prudent and/or likely to be profitable.
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Because the acquisition of information entails costs, we all seek to economize on information cost. Sometimes we use cheap-to-observe physical attributes as proxies for some other attribute more costly to observe.
It also modifies the influential theory that property law is heavily shaped by problems of high information costs: while existing accounts seem to suppose that property law entails relatively high information costs because it imposes a relatively broad set of duties on others, many of the information cost problems identified in the literature actually result from the mutual exclusivity problem, rather than from the breadth of property duties.
understanding is itself an information cost that influences the efficacy
Information cost is an obvious challenge to dealing with the illegal
Thus, some private equity investors who bear the information cost may not face the liquidity issue caused by lock-ups but get the capped discount rate as compensation for incurring information cost.
[[lambda].sub.[epsilon]] reflects the information cost carried by managers in order to get information about foreign exchange markets.
By comparison, if the demand is homogeneous and frequent and the incentives to engage in rent-seeking activities are high, the decision between the negligence rule and strict liability will depend on the relative intensities of the two counterbalancing effects (i.e., the information cost reducing effect of strict liability vs.
The information cost functioned as consideration--it signaled the presence of a bargained-for exchange.
Industry statistics may be helpful in general (see sidebar "Information Cost Statistics"), but management is better convinced by the organization's actual cost data and realistic, conservative savings estimates.
IBM and the Ponemon Institute estimated last year that each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information cost U.S.
Building on a model of information cost, we test for the development of internal information costs during internationalization.
While the basic accounts can be created free of cost, more meaningful alerts and information cost a price.

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