Social Learning and Costly Information Acquisition
AbstractThis paper studies the incentives of short-lived agents to acquire costly private information in the presence of public signals arising from market interaction. It characterizes the social learning process, that is the revelation of information by public signals, and the information externalities involved. The analysis provides insights on the scope for government intervention.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC) in its series UFAE and IAE Working Papers with number 323.96.
Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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- Roberto Burguet & Xavier Vives, 2000. "Social learning and costly information acquisition," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 15(1), pages 185-205.
- D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
- D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
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