Correlated Information Cascades

43 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2021

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Jiemai Wu

The University of Sydney - School of Economics

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Date Written: October 28, 2021


This paper extends the model of information cascade (Bikhchandani, Hirshleifer, and Welch, 1992) by introducing two correlated queues of players. By comparing the equilibrium outcomes of the two-queue game with the benchmark one-queue game, this paper finds out that the observability of correlated players decreases the probability of correct permanent cascades.

Keywords: Informational cascades, imperfectly correlated players, multiple queues

JEL Classification: C72, D83

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Wu, Jiemai, Correlated Information Cascades (October 28, 2021). Available at SSRN: or

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