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Learning in Bayesian regulation: desirable or undesirable?

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  • Ismail Saglam

    () (Bogazici University)

  • Semih Koray

    () (Bilkent University)

Abstract

We examine the social desirability of learning about the regulated agent in a generalized principal-agent model with incomplete information. An interesting result we obtain is that there are situations in which the agent prefers a Bayesian regulator to have more, yet incomplete, information about his private type.

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  • Ismail Saglam & Semih Koray, 2007. "Learning in Bayesian regulation: desirable or undesirable?," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 3(12), pages 1-10.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07c70006
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    1. Saglam, Ismail, 2014. "Research and Development of an Optimally Regulated Monopolist with Unknown Costs," MPRA Paper 60245, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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