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A Model of Expertise

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  • Krishna, V.
  • Morgan, J.

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We study a model in which two perfectly informed experts offer advice to a decision maker whose actions affect the welfare of all. Experts are biased and thusmay wish to pull the decision maker in different directions and to different degrees. When the decision maker consults only a single expert, the expert withholds substantial information from the decision maker.

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  • Krishna, V. & Morgan, J., 1999. "A Model of Expertise," Papers 206, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Public and International Affairs.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:priwpu:206
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    Keywords

    INFORMATION ; SOCIAL CHOICE ; DECISION MAKING;

    JEL classification:

    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General

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