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Repeated games with local monitoring and private communication

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I consider repeated games with local monitoring: each player observes his neighbors’ moves only. Hence, monitoring is private and imperfect. Communication is private: each player can send different (costless) messages to different players. The solution concept is perfect Bayesian equilibrium. I prove that a folk theorem holds if and only if each player has two neighbors. This extends the result of Ben-Porath and Kahneman (1996) to private communication, provided the existence of sequential equilibrium.

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  • Laclau, M., 2013. "Repeated games with local monitoring and private communication," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 120(2), pages 332-337.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:120:y:2013:i:2:p:332-337
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.05.002
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    1. Marie Laclau, 2012. "Local Communication in Repeated Games with Local Monitoring," PSE Working Papers hal-01285070, HAL.
    2. repec:eee:gamebe:v:107:y:2018:i:c:p:220-237 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Communication; Folk theorem; Imperfect private monitoring; Networks; Repeated games;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games

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