Divergent Interpretation and Divergent Prediction in Communication

Miura, Shintaro and Yamashita, Takuro (2018) Divergent Interpretation and Divergent Prediction in Communication. TSE Working Paper, n. 18-939, Toulouse

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We consider a cheap-talk game à la Crawford and Sobel (1982) with almost-common interest players. The sender's bias parameter is only approximately common knowledge. Compared to the standard case where the structure of the bias parameter is (exactly) common knowledge, communication between the players is subject to divergent interpretation of the sender's messages by the receiver, and divergent prediction of the receiver's reaction by the sender. We show that the complementary nature of these phenomena can result in significant welfare consequences even with a \small" (in a certain sense) departure from (exact) common knowledge.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: July 2018
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 07:29
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 07:29
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:32882
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/26153

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