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Cheap talk with two senders and complementary information

  • McGee, Andrew
  • Yang, Huanxing

This paper studies a cheap talk model in which two senders having partial and non-overlapping private information simultaneously communicate with an uninformed receiver. The sensitivity of the receiverʼs ideal action to one senderʼs private information depends on the other senderʼs private information. We show that the sendersʼ information transmissions exhibit strategic complementarity: more information transmitted by one sender leads to more information being transmitted by the other sender.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Games and Economic Behavior.

Volume (Year): 79 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 181-191

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Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:79:y:2013:i:c:p:181-191
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