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Refining cheap-talk equilibria

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  • Matthews, Steven A.
  • Okuno-Fujiwara, Masahiro
  • Postlewaite, Andrew

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Several conceptual points are made concerning communication in games of asymmetric information. Equilibrium refinements of Sender-Receiver cheap-talk games that are based on he concept of a putative equilibrium, and which rely on the presence of a rich language with literal meanings, are discussed. Three nested criteria are proposed: strong announcement-proofness, announcement-proofness, and weak announcement-proofness.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 55 (1991)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
Pages: 247-273

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:55:y:1991:i:2:p:247-273

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