Catch-22 in a signalling game

Carmichael, F 2002, 'Catch-22 in a signalling game' , Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 158 (3) , pp. 375-392.

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In this paper signals are observed by two receivers who have different preferences about the sender and therefore respond to information about him in different ways. This can result in a Catch-22 for the sender; if he sends a signal to induce a positive response from one receiver, this may induce a negative response from the other. The problem is modelled as a three player game and the analysis shows that the Catch-22 can be resolved but only when there are three possibilities with respect to the sender's disposition or the initial probabilities relating to the sender's type are equal.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
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Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09324569
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2007 12:13
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:03

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