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Coordination and Cheap Talk in a Battle of the Sexes

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  • Chirantan Ganguly
  • Indrajit Ray

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We consider a Battle of the Sexes game with incomplete information and allow cheap talk regarding players' private information before the game is played. We prove that the unique fully revealing symmetric cheap talk equilibrium has a desirable coordination property. Such coordination can also be obtained as a partially revealing cheap talk equilibrium. These outcomes can also be achieved using corresponding incentive compatible mechanisms, however, for different ranges of the prior probability.

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  • Chirantan Ganguly & Indrajit Ray, 2013. "Coordination and Cheap Talk in a Battle of the Sexes," Discussion Papers 13-01, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham.
  • Handle: RePEc:bir:birmec:13-01
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    Keywords

    Battle of the Sexes; Private Information; Cheap Talk; Coordination; Mechanism;

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    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games

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