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Communication in Games of Incomplete Information: The Two-player Case

  • R. Vijay Krishna

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    We study the effect of communication in two-person games of incomplete information. We show that any rational mediated communication mechanism satisfying a Nash domination condition can be implemented as the perfect Bayesian equilibrium of a communication extension of the original game and ends in finite time with probability 1.

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    Paper provided by Edinburgh School of Economics, University of Edinburgh in its series ESE Discussion Papers with number 125.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2004
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