Cheating for the common good in a macroeconomic policy game
AbstractThis paper presents a simple repeated-game model of interaction between an optimizing government and the private sector. Two polar cases are considered: (a) the private sector is represented by a single agent; and (b) there is a continuum of heterogenous atomistic private agents. In both cases, the government starts each repetition by making a non-binding announcement about its future actions. The players have complete and perfect information, with one exception: the private agents do not know whether or not the government will act as announced. Thus, each private agent ieither behaves with probability Ã°i as if it trusted the announcement, or plays with probability 1 . Ã°i as a Stackelberg leader. After observing the reaction of the private sector, the government
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Volume (Year): 26 (2002)
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- Francisco Álvarez González & Christophe Deissenberg, 2001. "Cheating for the common good in a Macroeconomic policy game," Documentos de Trabajo del ICAE 0104, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico.
- C69 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Other
- C79 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Other
- E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
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