Multi-sender cheap talk with restricted state spaces

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This paper analyzes multi-sender cheap talk when the state space might be restricted, either because the policy space is restricted or the set of rationalizable policies of the receiver is not the whole space. We provide a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of a fully-revealing perfect Bayesian equilibrium for any state space. We show that if biases are large enough and are not in similar directions, where the notion of similarity depends on the shape of the state space, then there is no fully-revealing perfect Bayesian equilibrium. The results suggest that boundedness, as opposed to dimensionality, of the state space plays an important role in determining the qualitative implications of a cheap talk model. We also investigate equilibria that satisfy a robustness property diagonal continuity. Copyright © 2008 Attila Ambrus and Satoru Takahashi.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ambrus, A; Takahashi, S

Published Date

  • March 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 27

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1555-7561

Citation Source

  • Scopus