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Cheap Talk with an Exit Option: A Model of Exit and Voice

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  • Takashi Shimizu

    (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)

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The paper presents a formal model of the exit and voice framework proposed by Hirschman. More speci cally, we modify Crawford and Sobel's cheap talk model such that the sender of a cheap talk message has an exit option. We demonstrate that the presence of the exit option may increase the informativeness of cheap talk and improve welfare if the exit option is relatively attractive to the sender and relatively unattractive to the receiver. Moreover, it is veri ed that perfect information transmission can be approximated in the limit. The results suggest that the exit reinforces the voice in that the credibility of exit increases the informativeness of the voice.

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  • Takashi Shimizu, 2016. "Cheap Talk with an Exit Option: A Model of Exit and Voice," Discussion Papers 1607, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
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    Keywords

    Exit; Voice; Cheap Talk; Informativeness; Credibility;
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    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • J5 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure

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