19 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2015 Last revised: 27 Sep 2016
Date Written: September 23, 2016
We study a Bayesian persuasion game between a sender and a group of voters. The sender is restricted to using only minimal winning coalitions. We show that the sender sends private and correlated signals to take advantage of the voters' heterogenous preferences. The optimal persuasion structure induces multiple winning coalitions for the sender's preferred action. Interestingly, some of the winning coalitions may involve voters who are not among those who are the easiest to persuade.
Keywords: Bayesian Persuasion, Voting, Selective Communication, Private Persuasion, Multiple Winning Coalitions
JEL Classification: D72, D83
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