Consensus, communication and knowledge: An extension with Bayesian agents
AbstractWe extend the result of Parikh and Krasucki  to the case where the set of available decisions is arbitrary. We show that if agents are bayesian and choose the action that maximizes their expected utility, then word of mouth communication leads to the equality of all decisions.
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Volume (Year): 51 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
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Other versions of this item:
- Lucie Ménager, 2005. "Consensus, Communication and Knowledge : an Extension with Bayesian Agents," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques v05031, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), revised Jan 2006.
- Lucie Ménager, 2005. "Consensus, communication and knowledge : an extension with bayesian agents," UniversitÃ© Paris1 PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00194381, HAL.
- D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
- D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search, Learning, and Information
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