Read my lips: the political economy of information transmission
The paper studies credible information transmission by governments. A group of heterogenous individuals have to make private investment and labor supply decisions while relying on the government for information about investment returns. The government consists of a an elected citizen who chooses a redistributive strategy in addition to providing information. We give conditions under which the outcome leads to over- or under-investment in high return activities and the outcome is Pareto efficient.
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