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Sufficient communication in repeated games with imperfect private monitoring


  • Li, Rui


In this paper, we analyze repeated games with imperfect private monitoring. I make the frequent communication folk theorem in Kandori and Matsushima (1998) valid in wider environments by allowing players to make public all private information they could possibly condition their future play on.

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  • Li, Rui, 2010. "Sufficient communication in repeated games with imperfect private monitoring," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 108(3), pages 322-326, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:3:p:322-326

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    1. Kandori Michihiro, 2003. "Randomization, Communication, and Efficiency in Repeated Games with Imperfect Public Monitoring," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 71(1), pages 345-353, January.
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    6. Michihiro Kandori & Hitoshi Matsushima, 1998. "Private Observation, Communication and Collusion," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 66(3), pages 627-652, May.
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