Dynamic Strategic Information Transmission

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Mikhail Golosov

Princeton University - Department of Economics

Vasiliki Skreta

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics; University College London

Aleh Tsyvinski

Yale University; Yale University - Cowles Foundation

Andrea Wilson

New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics

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Date Written: April 2013


This paper studies strategic information transmission in a finite horizon environment where, each period, a privately informed expert sends a message and a decision-maker takes an action. We show that communication in this dynamic environment is drastically different from in a one-shot game. Our main result is that full information revelation is possible. We provide a constructive method to build such fully revealing equilibria, and show that complicated communication, where far-away types pool together, allows dynamic manipulation of beliefs to enable better information release in the future. If communication is restricted to be monotonic partitional, full revelation is impossible. Finally, we show how conditioning future information release on past actions improves incentives for information revelation.

Keywords: asymmetric information; cheap talk;, dynamic strategic communication;full information revelation

Suggested Citation

Golosov, Mikhail and Skreta, Vasiliki and Tsyvinski, Aleh and Tsyvinski, Aleh and Wilson, Andrea, Dynamic Strategic Information Transmission (April 2013). NYU Working Paper No. 2451/31761, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1944451

Mikhail Golosov

Princeton University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Vasiliki Skreta

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics ( email )

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University College London ( email )

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Aleh Tsyvinski

Yale University ( email )

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United States

Yale University - Cowles Foundation ( email )

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Andrea Wilson (Contact Author)

New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics ( email )

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New York, NY 10011
United States

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