Communication and Binary Decisions: Is it Better to Communicate?
AbstractWe study information transmission between an informed expert and an uninformed decision-maker when the decision is binary and the expert does not have a systematic bias. Whenever an equilibrium exists where the decision is delegated to the expert, it is ex ante Pareto-dominant. Adding a round of multilateral communication does not improve information transmission. The decision-maker can, however, improve information transmission by communicating sequentially with two experts. However, introducing multiple rounds of communication (i.e., allowing for rebuttal) does not help.
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- Frédéric Loss & Estelle Malavolti & Thibaud Vergé, 2013. "Communication and Binary Decision : Is it Better to Communicate ?," Working Papers 2013-50, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique.
- Verge, Thibaud & Malavolti-Grimal, Estelle & Loss, Frédéric, 2010. "Communication and Binary Decisions: Is it Better to Communicate?," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/12189, Paris Dauphine University.
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- D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
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