AbstractEconomic models of reputation make strong assumptions about the information available to players.� In particular, it is assumed that they know the entire history of the game to date.� Such models can seldom reproduce the cycling of reputations we observe in the real world.� We build a model of reputation with more realistic assumptions about the partial knowledge of the history that would be available and how it might be used.� This new approach can explain cycles in reputations.
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Date of creation: 01 Sep 2011
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Reputation; monitoring; expectations formation;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
- D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations
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- NEP-ALL-2011-09-16 (All new papers)
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- NEP-HPE-2011-09-16 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
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