Game Forms with Minimal Message Spaces
This paper is concerned with the amount of communication that must be provided to implement a performance standard by a mechanism whose stationary messages have the Nash property. In p articular, the authors study implementation of Walrasian allocations in exchange environments. They show that the smallest message space t hat implements Walrasian allo-cations is one of dimension, roughly, n E (. 1 1)& ./(n 1 1), where . is the number of commodities and n the number of agents. The authors exhibit an implementing mechanism whos e message space has that dimension. Copyright 1988 by The Econometric Society.
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Volume (Year): 56 (1988)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
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