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Informational Cascades with Continuous Action Spaces

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  • Steffen Huck

    (Humboldt University, Berlin)

  • Joerg Oechssler

    (Humboldt University)

Abstract

The recent literature on informational cascades has nurtured the impression that cascades can occur only if the action space is coarser than the signal space. In particular, it is sometimes claimed that with continuous action spaces cascades are impossible. In this note we present a simple counter-example showing that this conclusion is not necessarily warranted.

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  • Steffen Huck & Joerg Oechssler, 1997. "Informational Cascades with Continuous Action Spaces," Game Theory and Information 9710002, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:9710002
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    Cited by:

    1. Antonio Guarino & Philippe Jehiel, 2013. "Social Learning with Coarse Inference," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 5(1), pages 147-174, February.
    2. Antonio Guarino & Philippe Jehiel, 2009. "Social Leanring with Course Inference," WEF Working Papers 0050, ESRC World Economy and Finance Research Programme, Birkbeck, University of London.
    3. repec:eee:ecolet:v:163:y:2018:i:c:p:79-82 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Oberholzer-Gee, Felix, 2008. "Nonemployment stigma as rational herding: A field experiment," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 65(1), pages 30-40, January.
    5. Efraim Berkovich, 2011. "Search and herding effects in peer-to-peer lending: evidence from prosper.com," Annals of Finance, Springer, vol. 7(3), pages 389-405, August.

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    Keywords

    herding; cascades; information;

    JEL classification:

    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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