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Private Information: Similarity as Compatibility

  • João Correia-da-Silva


    (Faculdade de Economia. Universidade do Porto.)

  • Carlos Hervés-Beloso


    (Facultad de Económicas. Universidad de Vigo.)

We investigate the continuity of equilibrium in differential information economies with a finite number of agents. In this setting, agents can make contingent contracts based on events that are commonly observed. With private information modelled as finite partitions of a compact and metrizable space of states of nature, we introduce a topology on information that takes into account the compatibility of information fields in assessing similarity between private information fields. This topology allows us to establish upper semicontinuity of the private core correspondence.

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Paper provided by Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto in its series FEP Working Papers with number 155.

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Length: 19 pages.
Date of creation: Sep 2004
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Handle: RePEc:por:fepwps:155
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