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Value of public information in sender–receiver games

  • Chen, Ying
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    I find in two classes of sender–receiver games that the receiver’s equilibrium payoff is not increasing in the informativeness of a public signal because the sender may transmit less information when the public signal is more informative.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 114 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 343-345

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:114:y:2012:i:3:p:343-345
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