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A strategic mediator who is biased in the same direction as the expert can improve information transmission

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  • Mechtenberg, Lydia
  • Münster, Johannes

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We model strategic mediation of the communication between an informed expert with a discrete type space and an uninformed decision maker. A strategic mediator can improve communication even when he is biased into the same direction as the expert.

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  • Mechtenberg, Lydia & Münster, Johannes, 2012. "A strategic mediator who is biased in the same direction as the expert can improve information transmission," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(2), pages 490-492.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:2:p:490-492
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.06.050
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    Keywords

    Communication; Information; Cheap talk; Mediation;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness

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