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Refining Cheap-Talk Equilibria

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  • Steven A. Matthews
  • M. Okuno-Fujiwara
  • Andrew Postlewaite

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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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Paper provided by Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science in its series Discussion Papers with number 892R.

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Date of creation: Jun 1990
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Handle: RePEc:nwu:cmsems:892r

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