Overeagerness

Published

Journal Article

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. We capture the impression that high types may send lower signals than low types in order not to appear too desperate. We require a noisy one-dimensional signal, where a very low signal being transmitted forces types to execute their outside option. The central assumption is that low types are not only less productive when employed, but that they also face a worse outside option. High types then exploit low types’ eagerness not to end up with their bad outside option by running a larger risk of transmitting a very low signal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sadowski, P

Published Date

  • November 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 131 /

Start / End Page

  • 114 - 125

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0167-2681

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jebo.2016.08.014

Citation Source

  • Scopus